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Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Ceren Özpınar and Mary Kelly

Abstract

Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today is set out to show what is beneath the surface, under the appearances of skin, body, colour and provenance, and not the cultural fixities or partial views detached from the realities of communities, cultures and practices from the area. Through 12 chapters, Under the Skin brings together artistic practices and complex histories informed by feminism from diverse cultural and geographical contexts: Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. The aim is not to ... More

Keywords: Middle East and North Africa, Feminisms, Decolonisation, Art history, Visual culture, Transnational feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266748
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ceren Özpınar, editor
Lecturer in Art History and Design, University of Brighton

Mary Kelly, editor
Lecturer in Contemporary Art History, University of College Cork

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Contents

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Part I Agency and Resistance to National and Global Discourses

4 The Moment of Change

Lina M. Kattan

Part II Translating Ethnicity and Subjectivity into Art

5 The Articulating-Self Inside Out

Somayeh Noori Shirazi

6 Squares of Colour

Isabelle De Le Court

Part III Methods and Strategies for Seeing Politics and Practices Differently

10 On Perpetual Conflict

Rachel Nelson

11 Claims to Fame

Özpinar*

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