Come appreciate an art exhibition and live music, network with your peers, and enjoy refreshing beverages and hors d'oeuvres. SPE Gulf Coast Section is partnering with the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston in an appreciation night for current and future members, just in time for the holiday season! Attendees will get to see the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Berlin-based artist Monira Al Qadiri.
Considered one of the most important artists to emerge from the Persian Gulf region in recent years, Monira Al Qadiri came of age during the rapid transformation of her childhood nation of Kuwait—from its status as one of the world’s oldest civilizations, through its dominance of the oil industry, to its current role as a battleground in geopolitics. Al Qadiri’s work examines petroleum-centric cultures, or “petro-cultures,” where life and society are informed by the practices and discourses involving the consumption of, and subsequent dependence on, oil and gas. Her practice broadly serves as a seismograph for this way of life, examining the zeitgeist informed by competing ideas of prosperity, religion, and globalization. The exhibition’s title “Refined Vision” is a playful reflection on these subjects, recalibrating and refocusing perceptions of complex multinational social, economic, and political spheres.
Find out more about the exhibition at: https://blafferartmuseum.org/monira-al-qadiri/.
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