Roundtable Conversation: Who Was Baya? Outsider? Insider?
In conjunction with the exhibition Baya: Woman of Algiers
This panel will consider the work of Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931-1998); Jean Dubuffet’s travels in Algeria and concomitant formulation of his definition of “art brut”; and the late Assia Djebar’s writing on Baya at the end of the Algerian War of Independence. Speakers include Natasha Boas, Curator of Baya: Woman of Algiers; author Omar Berrada; Denis Hollier, Professor of French Literature, Thought, and Culture, NYU; and Kent Minturn, Visiting Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
Co-sponsored by NYU’s La Maison Française and Grey Art Gallery.