On April 11, 2018, the Guggenheim Museum, UBS, the Barenboim-Said Akademie and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra present an evening of musical performance and conversation.
Inspired by the vision of the Akademie’s founders – conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim and late literary critic, public intellectual, and writer Edward Said – this event provides a critical view on the entanglement of geography, music, and the migration of art and ideas. The evening will begin with a chamber music performance, followed by a conversation among visual artist Ergin Çavuşoğlu, violinist Samir Obaido, and composer Udi Perlman.
The event will be live-streamed at 7pm (CET) on the Facebook page of UBS Art.
Michael Barenboim, violin
Samir Obaido, violin
Katrin Spiegel, viola
Astrig Siranossian, cello
Udi Perlman: «Alila» (world premiere)
Benjamin Attahir: «Al Asr» – pour quatuor à cordes
Prof. Dr. Mena Mark Hanna, Dean, Barenboim-Said Akademie, and professor of musicology and composition (co-chair)
Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator,
Middle East and North Africa (co-chair)
Ergin Çavuşoğlu, artist
Samir Obaido, violinist
Udi Perlman, composer
UBS is a cultural collaborator of both the Guggenheim Museum and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. The event is a celebration of the exhibition But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa. On view at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna from April 11 to June 17, it is the eighth and final exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.