Fahar Al-Salih: Beyond Fairy Tales

Fahar Al-Salih: Beyond Fairy Tales
Library Shelf Location 18.ALSA
Publication Date 2021

The protection and sense of belonging one feels where one is at home, and what it is like to lose both of them: these are central concerns in the art of Fahar Al-Salih (b. Belgrade, 1964; lives and works in Karlsruhe). Having grown up in Kuwait, where a classical education in visual art was inconceivable, Al-Salih came late to his métier; Markus Lüpertz was among his teachers, and he completed his education in Hermann Nitsch’s master class. Seeing himself as a “bridge-builder” between the cultures of the Arab world and Europe, Al-Salih probes the different lived realities in which his itinerant biography has been set. No more linear than his path through life, his oeuvre is defined by subjects to which he keeps returning in a kind of cyclical motion. This publication offers unprecedented insight into Al-Salih’s creative approach and his articulations of individual yearnings, the comforts of safety, and political and social upheavals. His work achieves a deft interweaving of global perspectives and migrant realities.

ISBN 9783969120446
Quantity 1
Pages 192p, ills 161, 24 x 32 cm
Editor Yvonne Hohner Contemporary
Authors Thomas Hirsch, Anabel Roque-Rodriguez
Format Hardcover
Publisher DCV
Related Artist Fahar Al-Salih
Category Artists' Monographs A-Z
Keywords Loss, Belonging, Protection, Home, Culture, Arab, Europe, Life, Cyclical, Social, Political, Upheaval, Global, Interweaving, Perspectives
Artist's Nationality Serbian
Languages German, English

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