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Chapman University’s
Department of Art
Curatorial Practices class and the
Levantine Cultural Center
is pleased to announce MENA Viceroy, opening December 12, 2013 – January 8, 2014 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Los Angeles, 5998 Pico Blvd.

The exhibition aims to highlight dialogue from cultural producers of our time, addressing political and social issues pertinent in the presence of postcolonialism and orientalism evident today. Featuring works from emerging and established artists living and working in the United States, MENA Viceroy surveys contemporary artwork that aims to respond to trauma, violence and conflict often associated with the Levantine region. Reflected in a range of multimedia artworks, the artists explore individual, sexual and political identities as means of self expression and cultural heritage.

The Curatorial Practice class is made up of sixteen undergraduate students from Chapman who are studying contemporary curatorial strategies. To develop each aspect of the exhibition, students work in teams to support the collaboration with the Levantine Cultural Center.

The Levantine Cultural Center is an independent not-for-profit organization, that represents the arts and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa. The Center produces or co-sponsors artistic programs encouraging cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaborations, and provide a voice for culturally and socially relevant issues pertaining to underrepresented Middle Eastern communities.