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Contemporary Art in the Middle East


ISBN: 9781906155568

Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing, 2009
Language: English
Product Dimensions: 23 x 2.5 x 28 cm

Contemporary Art in the Middle East showcases the most engaging, cutting-edge contemporary art coming out of the region today. The book is both a vital resource and a lavish visual guide, the first in a series that promises to open up the most challenging of art scenes around the world. Deliberately looking beyond the familiar representation of the Middle East in Western media, Contemporary Art in the Middle East explores the art that is genuinely having an influence in the region itself, with essays by Suzanne Cotter, acting Director of Modern Art, Oxford, Nat Muller of the Cairo Contemporary Image Collective, Lindsey Moore, author of Arab, Muslim, Woman, TJ Demos on Palestine and Maya Binkin on Israel. Includes profiles of the most influential artists producing work today, including Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Shirin Neshat, Mona Hatoum, Farhad Moshiri, and specially commissioned artworks curated by Aleya Hamza.

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