Join Helen Zughaib as she discusses and describes her artwork, its genesis, and the content of her father’s stories. In addition, she will introduce her new book, Stories My Father Told Me, newly published by Cune Press, and available for sale at the event.
BMoCA is proud to collaborate with the world-renowned Jaipur Literature Festival, ZEE JLF Colorado, to promote celebrated Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib’s BMoCA @ Macky exhibition, Stories my Father Told Me. Here, literature and painting reside comfortably together as the artist captures the childhood memories of her Syrian Lebanese father, Elia Zughaib. Between them, they fulfill the spirit of the Hakawati ─ the Arab storyteller. Zughaib exquisitely illustrates and records her father’s tales recalling the rituals and delights of a world long past, as well as the terrible struggles of people surviving political turmoil. This literary and visual arts event reflects the complexities of migration and displacement, topics that BMoCA has confronted in previous exhibitions, as has JLFC in panels and author presentations.
Presented in conjunction with BMoCA’s Fall 2019 Macky exhibition, Helen Zughaib: Stories My Father Told Me.
Image: Helen Zughaib, Blind Charity (detail), 2010, gouache on board, 15 × 20”.