Artist Talk at Stanford: Jordanian American Artist Ridikkuluz Interviewed by Dr. Ramzi Salti
|Video at https://youtu.be/WA5wTeaEaAs|
Jordanian American artist Ridikkuluz recently wowed Stanford University by giving an impressive audio visual talk (by Zoom) in which he focused on his Arabic iconography pieces--ranging from Fairuz and Umm Kulthum to the King and Queen of Jordan. The talk, which took place on April 27, 2020, was by special invitation from Stanford Lecturer Dr. Ramzi Salti and attracted a diverse, global audience including Stanford students, faculty, and artists in/from the Arab world who rallied together in support of the young artist whose groundbreaking work served as a way to connect communities by broaching issues related to Arab identity, Arab American art, gender, marginalization and postcoloniality.
The talk--which included a stunning PowerPoint presentation by the artist--was followed by a lively Q&A in English and/or Arabic. Please note that the (edited) video from the talk below now includes English subtitles where needed and that NO STUDENTS APPEAR IN THIS VERSION.
For more on Ridikkuluz, see his website at ridikkuluz.com and/or follow him on Instagram and Facebook.
Watch the edited version of the talk below or at https://youtu.be/WA5wTeaEaAs
Although Ridikkuluz has amassed a diverse body of work through the years, this talked specifically focused on his "Arabic Iconography" oeuvre including his series on cultural icons and Western (mis)representations of the Other.
|Ridikkuluz with his piece titled "Stop Staring" ©Ridikkuluz|
|The King and Queen of Jordan ©Ridikkuluz|
|Ridikkuluz poses with his renowned piece featuring Arabic cultural icons|
ABOUT THE ARTIST (see https://ridikkuluz.com)
ARTISTS WHO ATTENDED RIDIKKULUZ'S STANFORD TALK
Watch video at https://youtu.be/WA5wTeaEaAs
This Stanford talk by Ridikkuluz attracted a diverse global audience, ranging from such distinguished Stanford faculty members as Thouraya Boumehdi to such Arab artists as Sadouf, digital artist Tamer Al Ahmar (see Tamer Al Ahmar Art), Fares Rizk, and even a shoutout by Jordanian icon Rania Kurdi of The Rania Show).
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