Short Course: Islam and Creativity
About The Event
Date: October 12-14, 2020
Venue: Online Event
Organized by: Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University
Muslim as well as non-Muslim artists have commented on the religion – its narratives, symbols, leading proponents, ideas, central rituals – in numerous art forms and for very different reasons.
The aim of this online short course is to learn about and gain analytical tools to understand contemporary creativity in relation to Islam. During the course, participants will discuss Islamic discourse, ethics, aesthetics and creative processes in popular music, films, paintings and novels.
The short course is convened and led by Professor Jonas Otterbeck from Aga Khan University, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations. Professor Otterbeck is a leading expert on creativity and Islam currently researching the artistic expressions of European and North American artists with a Muslim background.
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Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, Aga Khan University