Rachel Winter (Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art and Architecture) presented her paper titled, “Exhibiting British Society at the 1976 World of Islam Festival,” at the Getty Graduate Symposium in February 2021. The third annual symposium showcased the work of many promising art history scholars. Rachel also received a Craft Research Fund Project Grant from the Center for Craft, which will support research for her dissertation: “A Spectacle of Inclusion: The Rise of Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey in the United States and England, 1970-2020.” Rachel argues that contemporary Arab artists in diaspora emerged in opposition to historically-oriented displays of the Arab world conveyed through craft at festivals.
By Ruby Patterson (CMES Intern)