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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Saqi Books (27 Aug. 2019)
  • Language: English

Arabicity reflects on four decades of the aesthetic, conceptual and socio-political concerns of contemporary Arab artists. Whether through video art, painting, photography or installation, these artists challenge the confines of their identity, resisting stereotyping and reshaping the parameters of their cultural traditions. In their diverse media and subject matter, their works reflect the pulse of the region. In chaos they discover what endures.

Featuring over 200 artworks by more than thirty-five Arab artists, Arabicity also includes contributions from the historian Georges Corm, the curator Michket Krifa and the poet and artist Etel Adnan.

Contributors: Adel Abidin, Jananne al-Ani, Manal Al Dowayan, Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Buthayna Ali, Ayad Alkadhi, Jowhara AlSaud, Kader Attia, Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Said Baalbaki, Khaled Barakeh, Taysir Batniji, Zoulikha Bouabdellah, Nabil Boutros, Bady Dalloul, Tagreed Darghouth, Lalla Essaydi, Mounir Fatmi, Abdulnasser Gharem, Hassan Hajjaj, Fathi Hassan, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Emily Jacir, Abdul Rahman Katanani, Ahmed Mater, Rabih Mroué, Youssef Nabil, Mahmoud Obaidi, Walid Raad, Khalil Rabah, Marwan Rechmaoui, Batoul S Himi, Raeda Saadeh, Nada Sehnaoui, Amer Shomali, Katya Traboulsi, Sharif Waked

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