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View From Inside is an expansive presentation of This stunning book contains over 200 artworks. The four texts in this book cover the early appearance of contemporary Arab photography, video and mixed It is a co-production between Schilt Publishing and photography in the Middle East and North Africa in the media art from the Middle East and North Africa. FotoFest International. mid-nineteenth century through photography’s evolution The book shows the works of 49 leading Arab artists as an integral part of the contemporary Arab art world. The from 13 countries. These works reflect the emergence author of the lead essay on contemporary photographic art is of photographic, video and digital art as important the pioneering curator and expert on classical Islamic art and forms of creative visual expression in the Arab world contemporary Arab art, Karin Adrian von Roques. Ms. Von since the 1990s. The artworks address a broad range Roques has worked in the Middle East and North Africa for of issues that the artists themselves have defined as more than two decades, bringing important contemporary important to the modern Arab experience. Arab art to museum audiences in Europe, Asia and the United States. Essays on the history of photography in the Arab world Ebtisam AbdulAziz Joana Hadjithomas and photographer, writer and co-founder of the Fondation Arabe Khalil Abdul Wahid pour l’Image in Beirut, and Dr. Claude W. Sui, Senior Curator Ammar Al-Beik Khaled Hafez of the Forum International of Photography at the Reiss- Manal AlDowayan Hassan Hajjaj Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany and curator Shadia Alem Rula Halawani of exhibitions on nineteenth century photography in Arabia, Reem Al Faisal Nermine Hammam including To the Holy Lands: From Mecca and Medina to Sadik Alfraji Hazem Harb Jerusalem. Mona Khazindar, Director General of the Institut Tarek Al-Ghoussein Hazem Taha Hussein du Monde Arabe in Paris looks at the development on the Boushra Almutawakel Georges Fikry Ibrahim history of modern Arab photography and its relationship Khalifa Al Obaidly Noel Jabbour to contemporary art. Wendy Watriss, Senior Curator and Jowhara AlSaud Ahmed Jadallah Artistic Director for FotoFest International provides the Sama Alshaibi Mohamed Kanoo philosophical overview of the book in her introduction. Karima Al-Shomely Mohammed Kazem Sami Al Turki Huda Lutfi Tammam Azzam Maha Malluh Lara Baladi Ahmed Mater Hicham Benohoud Hassan Meer Ayman Yossri Daydban Samer Mohdad Shady El Noshokaty Youssef Nabil Ayman El Semary Ayman Ramadan Lalla Essaydi Steve Sabella Mounir Fatmi Faisal Samra Lamya Gargash Wael Shawky Abdulnasser Gharem Camille Zakharia Khalil Joreige Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art have been written by Samer Mohdad, a well-known Lebanese View From Inside About the authors of this book Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art View From Inside COVER ILLUSTR ATION Sadik Alfraji (Iraq) The House That My Father Built, 2010 Video, Photographs and Painting Installation Lambda Prints, Indian Ink, Rice Paper and Oil on Canvas Courtesy of the Artist and Ayyam Gallery, Dubai and London

View From Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art

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