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Art in Iraq Today


ISBN: 9788857211572

Hardcover: 424 pages
Publisher: Skira Editore, 2012
Language English
Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 3.7 x 28.7 cm

As an outgrowth of Meem Gallery’s Art in Iraq Today exhibition series (2010-2011), curated by Dia Al-Azzawi and Charles Pocock, this publication brings together a group of Iraqi artists with varying working methodologies, whom are united in their experience of exile. Having spent their formative years as artists in Iraq, this book documents their continuing contribution to Iraqi art, and highlights its importance in contemporary Middle Eastern art history.

The artists profiled includes, Modhir Ahmed, Himat M. Ali, Dia Al-Azzawi, Ahmed Al-Bahrani, Amar Dawod, Ghassan Ghaib, Ali Jabbar, Halim Al-Karim, Nedim Kufi, Hanaa Malallah, Rafa Al-Nasiri, Mahmoud Obaidi, Kareem Risan, Delair Shaker, Ali Talib and Nazar Yahya. Essays by Dia Al-Azzawi, Charles Pocock, May Muzaffar, Farouq Yousif, Nada Shabout, Samar Faruqi, Georges H. Rabbath.

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