View from inside - Karin Adrian von Roques, Wendy Watriss, Samer Mohdad, e.a.
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: Ebtisam AbdulAziz Khalil Abdul Wahid Ammar Al-Beik Manal AlDowayan Shadia Alem Reem Al Faisal Sadik Alfraji Tarek Al-Ghoussein Boushra Almutawakel Khalifa Al Obaidly Jowhara AlSaud Sama Alshaibi Karima Al-Shomely Sami Al Turki Tammam Azzam Lara Baladi Hicham Benohoud Ayman Yossri Daydban Shady El Noshokaty Ayman El Semary Lalla Essaydi Mounir Fatmi Lamya Gargash Abdulnasser Gharem Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige Khaled Hafez Hassan Hajjaj Rula Halawani Nermine Hammam Hazem Harb Hazem Taha Hussein Georges Fikry Ibrahim Noel Jabbour Ahmed Jadallah Mohamed Kanoo Mohammed Kazem Huda Lutfi Maha Malluh Ahmed Mater Hassan Meer Samer Mohdad Youssef Nabil Ayman Ramadan Steve Sabella Faisal Samra Wael Shawky Camille Zakharia www.schiltpublishing.comlees meer