New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century

New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century
Library Shelf Location 15a.MEAM
Publication Date 2009
Description With over 500 stunning colour illustrations New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century offers the most comprehensive, scholarly and in-depth survey yet of what is happening at the cutting-edge of art in the Arab world. In the perpetual quest for the new, the exciting and the innovative, the attention of the global art community has in recent years been more and more focused on the Middle East. Exhibitions and articles have highlighted a remarkable burst of creativity in the region, as Arab countries from Syria to Algeria, Egypt to Lebanon and Palestine to Saudi Arabia have launched some of the most fascinating artists in recent years. The conceptual playfulness of Hassan Khan, the charged paintings of Jeffar Khaldi, the organic sculptures of Diana Al-Hadid, and the moving photography of Yto Barrada have dazzled audiences with their variety, innovation and thoughtfulness. Until now, however, nobody has captured the vitality of the region’s art in a single book. Five groundbreaking essays offer the best context to date for contemporary Arab art. These are followed by some 90 superbly illustrated profiles of key artists, organizations and galleries. Mixing the well known (such as Mona Hatoum or Susan Hefuna) with the up and coming (for example, Steve Sabella or Mireille Astore). Exclusive interviews with artists and key curators give an unrivalled insight into the aims, ideas and inspirations of this new generation.
ISBN 9780500976982
Quantity 1
Pages 288
Editors Hossein Amirsadeghi, Salwa Mikdadi, Nada Shabout
Format Paperback
Publisher Thames and Hudson Ltd, London
Category Art from a specific Geographical/Political Region
Keyword Arab
Related Countries/Global Region Middle East, North Africa, Arab States
Language English

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