IDEA Cabaret: Characterizing Cultures through Representation

Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 PM

IDEA Space


For the final ReOrientations IDEA Cabaret presentation,  Jane Murphy, Associate Professor of History and Rashna B. Singh, Visiting Professor of English, discuss the ways in which popular culture representations of the Islamic world – found in fine art, film, cartoons, and literature – reflect and reinforce enduring and divisive stereotypes.

Ibi Ibrahim, In the Hide, Digital pigment print on Hahnemühle photo rag fine art paper
23 5/8 x 15 3/4″
Edition of 5
Courtesy of the artist and JAMM Art Gallery, Dubai

IDEA Cabaret is an ongoing series of public talks featuring conversations between artists, visiting scholars, and Colorado College faculty from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.  Less structured than formal lectures, IDEA Cabaret presentations aim to replicate the feeling of a good dinner party wherein interesting, lively guests respond to artwork and each other in spontaneous ways.  Audience participation is encouraged!