Untitled Contemporary Arab Art Work in an Occidental Platform

Institute History


Currently in its exploratory phase, this new work excavates the connections between contemporary art and contemporary Arabic identity, as well as the links between ‘art’ and the ‘art market’ in the context of crisis. In an era where the crisis in the Arab identity, and public perception of what is it to be “Arab”, is oftentimes misconstrued and misinterpreted by the art Arabs create -- or are expected to create. This project utilizes text, singing, movement and visual art through the lens of political events, past and present, beginning with the Arab Andalusian history in Spain in the middle ages to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Arab Spring and onward to a fictional future.

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