Post War Art & Trauma symposium – Kunstmuseum

April 30, 2022
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What role can art play in processing war trauma? To what extent can art evoke discussion and debate in relation to war atrocities? The role of art, visual evidence of war impunities and much more was discussed during this symposium which was organised in light of the new Kunstmuseum exposition on Boris Lurie and Wolf Vostell.

As a Member of the Kunstmuseum’s Advisory Board, it was a delightful experience to engage with the audience and guests such as author Arnon Grunberg, filmmaker Eiane Esther Bots and photographer Roger Cremers during the several panel debates in the capacity of the moderator.

It is with pleasure that I write this recommendation for Safiyeh as a moderator. During my time working with her, I was consistently impressed by her dedication, professionalism and skill.

Safiyeh is an extremely driven individual who comes to every moderating opportunity well-prepared and ready to tackle any topic. She has a great ability to make sensitive subjects approachable and discussable, and is able to navigate complex and potentially contentious issues with ease.

One of Safiyeh’s greatest strengths is her ability to manage panel discussions with respect for everyone’s expertise, while maintaining the dynamic and keeping the conversation flowing. She is able to steer the discussion in a productive direction without ever disrupting the flow or causing discomfort among the participants.

In addition to her moderating skills, Safiyeh is also a gifted communicator with a great sense of humor. She knows when to add humor to keep the audience engaged and put speakers at ease. Her ability to connect with the participants and create a comfortable atmosphere is truly remarkable.

Benno Tempel – Director Kunstmuseum

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conference moderator
LocationKunstmuseum, The Hague
Audience150 attendees, friends of the Kunstmuseum and others
Themeprocessing war trauma through art

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