Artist Talk: Basma Al-Sharif

Saturday, Mar 12, 2022 2 – 3 pm

111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603

Artist Talk: Basma Al-Sharif

March 12, 2022 | 2:00–3:00

Fullerton Hall



Free, registration required


Hear from Basma Al-Sharif, an artist and filmmaker of Palestinian origin who developed her practice nomadically between the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

Al-Sharif will discuss her latest work, Capital—a film and site-specific installation created for the Ruttenberg Contemporary Photography Series that explores the rise of fascism through architecture. The talk will focus on the driving forces behind the construction of cities and urban planning, the use of satire to frame politics, and the impossibility of free speech. 

Please note that this is an in-person event that takes place at the museum.

All visitors ages 5 and up are required to show proof of vaccination. Proof can include a physical vaccine card, a photocopy of the card, a digital record or app on your phone, or a printed record from a vaccine provider. Those 16 and over must also show a photo ID.

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Still from Capital, 2021

Basma Al-Sharif. Courtesy of the artist