Islamic Art and Modernism

16 Nov 2017


Islamic Art and Modernism are both terms which have been written about, discussed, and mentioned as a period of style extensively- yet both terms remain fluid. This study by Kaz Rahman takes a new look at how we position Islamic Art- how it in fact embodies, exemplifies and invents many aspects of Modernism in Painting and Architecture and how it relates to Film.

Artist and filmmaker Kaz Rahman has directed the feature films Salaat and Deccani Souls and has several solo exhibitions including Flood in the Sky (photography) Magic Carpet (painting) and Deccani Ark (painting). His style explores the intersection between Islamic artistic expression, the natural elements and contemporary culture. He holds an MFA in Media Arts (writing/directing) from CUNY and has taught at Universities and Colleges in Hyderabad, Pittsburgh and Istanbul. He is currently the Lecturer in Film at Plymouth College of Art in the United Kingdom.

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 6:30pm
Sponsored By: 
New East Foundation
MWA of Pittsburgh 302 1/2 Craig Street