View From Inside
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Uitgever: Schilt Publishing B.V.
Auteur: Karin Adrian von Roques, Wendy Watriss, Samer Mohdad & Claude W. Sui
View From Inside is a comprehensive presentation of contemporary Arab photography, video and mixed media art from the Middle East and North Africa. The book shows the works of 49 leading Arab artists from 13 countries. The works reflect the emergence of photographic, video and digital art as important forms of creative visual expression in the Arab world over the past twenty years. The artworks address a broad range of issues that the artists themselves have defined as important to the modern Arab experience.
This stunning book contains over 200 reproductions of artworks by Arab artists and is a co-production between Schilt Publishing and FotoFest International.
About the authors of this book
The four texts in this book cover the early appearance of photography in the Middle East and North
Africa in the mid-nineteenth century through photography's evolution as an integral part of the contemporary Arab art world. The author of the lead essay on contemporary photographic art is the
pioneering curator and expert on classical Islamic art and contemporary Arab art, Karin Adrian von Roques. Ms. Von Roques has worked in the Middle East and North Africa for more than two decades, bringing important contemporary Arab art to museum audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Essays on the history of Arab photographic expression have been written by Samer Mohdad, a well known Lebanese photographer, writer and co-founder of the Fondation de l'Image Arabe in Beirut, and Dr. Claude W. Sui, chief curator of the International Forum of Photography at the Reiss-Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany and curator of exhibitions on nineteenth century photography in Arabia and To the Holy Lands: Mecca and Medina to Jerusalem.
Mona Khazindar, Director General of the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris sheds her light on the history of modern Arab photography and its relationship to contemporary art. Wendy Watriss, Senior Curator and Artistic Director for FotoFest International has written the introductory essay.
The artists introduced in this book are:
Khalil Abdul Wahid
Reem Al Faisal
Khalifa Al Obaidly
Sami Al Turki
Ayman Yossri Daydban
Shady El Noshokaty
Ayman El Semary
Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Hazem Taha Hussein
Georges Fikry Ibrahim