Contemporary Arab Women's Art: Dialogues of the Present

Contemporary Arab Women's Art: Dialogues of the Present
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Description This publication is a first for the UK, inspired by the exhibition of Arab women's art, Dialogue of the Present which toured in 1998/99. The book is an anthology of essays challenging preconceptions about the pre-eminence of western art and exploring issues affecting women artists working across the Arab diaspora. The exhibition's curator, Siumee Keelan explains the exhibition's inspirations and origins, while Salwa Nashashibi, curator of the only other major exhibition of Arab women's art (Forces of Change, Washington DC 1994), writes of support systems in art practice. Tina Sherwell considers the role of the body in contemporary arab women's art from Shirin Neshat to Ghada Amer. The exhibition drew together a vastly diverse range of artwork ranging from calligraphy to body-casting which the editor Fran Lloyd considers in her own essay contemplating the wider cross-cultural dialogues and identities signaled by this work. The book also includes colour and black and white illustrations plus biographical information on the following artists: Firyal Al-Adhamy, Malika Agueznay, Jananne Al-Ani, Thuraya Al-Baqsami, Rima Farah, Maysaloun Faraj, Batool Al-Fekaiki, Saadeh George, Mai Goussoub, Wafaa El Houdaybi, Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq, Leila Kubba Kawash, Sabiha Khemir, Najat Maki, Houria Niati, Azza Al-Qasimi, Zineb Sedira, Laila Al-Shawa. For more information visit:
ISBN 9781860645990
Quantity 1
Author Fran Lloyd
Format Paperback
Publisher Women's Art Library
Category Art from a specific Geographical/Political Region
Keywords Women, Arab
Related Countries/Global Region Middle East, Arab States
Language English

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