Truth Is Black / Examining Arab Art Today


E. Van Der Vlist ; A. Alsaden Eds.

Publisher The Khalid Shoman Foundation

ISBN 9789082148435

Idea Code 20389


To commemorate the 30th anniversary of its support for contemporary Arab artists, Darat al-Funun invited artists to pause and reflect, to reimagine our world, and to reinvent their narrative following the challenge set by the late poet Mahmoud Darwish: “Truth is black, write over it with a mirage’s light”. The publication’s first volume documents exhibitions and events held in 2018, presenting encounters between artists and their place in the world today. The second presents the findings of a public colloquium held in Amman in summer 2018, expanding knowledge about Arab art, challenging paradigms, and calling for a reassessment of conventional narratives about the region.

328 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English


$41.50


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