ARABICITY: CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART (2019)
Edited by Rose Issa and Juliet Cestar
With contributions by Etel Adnan, Georges Corm, Michket Krifa, Rose Issa and Juliet Cestar
'Arabicity' reflects on four decades of the aesthetic, conceptual and socio-political concerns of contemporary Arab artists. Beautifully produced, it features over 200 artworks by fifty Arab artists including Bahia Shehab, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj and Raeda Saadeh, who explore their cultural heritage, and themes such as memory, destruction and conflict, with humour, visual poetry and great warmth.
Whether through video art, painting, photography or installation, these artists challenge the confines of their identity, resisting stereotyping and reshaping the parameters of their cultural traditions. In their diverse media and subject matter, their works reflect the pulse of the region. In chaos they discover what endures.
Published by Saqi Books, London
Paperback, 160 pages