Nick Waterlow OAM memorial lecture
Bruce W Ferguson, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science at the American University in Cairo
In Not in the age of the pharoahs, Bruce W Ferguson investigates the relationship between art, politics and society with particular reference to the events now known as the Arab Spring. In this wide-ranging lecture, he examines pre-and post-revolutionary Egyptian art and issues surrounding the contested word ‘revolution’ as well as references to a long-standing Egyptian literature of discontent.
Currently dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University in Cairo, Ferguson previously served as dean of the School of Arts at Columbia University, as well as president and executive director of the New York Academy of Art and founding director and curator of SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Nick Waterlow OAM memorial lecture is presented biannually by a leading international curator to mark the unique contribution made by Nick Waterlow to the arts and academia.
The event will also include a screening of the short film A curator’s last will and testament by Juliet Darling (11 minutes), celebrating the life of Nick Waterlow.
It is supported by the University of Art Museums Association in conjunction with the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand.