Seventh Art Stand opening concert: Syrian artist Kevork Mourad with Ignace Jang
Saturday May 27 04:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $20.00
General Admission: $25.00
About the Performance:
Part of the Seventh Art Stand
In collaboration with Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design, the Honolulu Museum of Art is proud to kick off the Seventh Art Stand by showcasing the work of Syrian visual artist Kevork Mourad. Mourad will paint live on stage in collaboration with Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra's Concertmaster and premier violinist Ignace Jang. Through Mourad's live drawing and animation, audiences can witness the destruction of historic sites that have disappeared and of the mass exodus of people forced out of their homes. Mourad is a Shangri La artist in residence May 22-29.
Kevork Mourad is a visual artist who, with his technique of spontaneous painting, shares the stage with musicians—a collaboration in which art and music develop in counterpoint to each other. He is a member, as a visual artist, of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and has worked with many world class musicians. He has performed at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Chelsea Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of Art, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Nara Museum in Japan, the Art Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park’s Summerstage with the Silk Road Ensemble and Bobby McFerrin.