Rana El Nemr , Metro #7 (2003)
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, MFA Boston

Rana El Nemr , Metro #7 (2003)

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Henry and Lois Foster Gallery, MFA Boston

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Khalil Rabah, Dictionary Work (1997)
pocket dictionary and nails
“Dictionary Work (1997) presents, quite literally, a definition of the ‘Palestinian’ articulated by the English-speaking West. The work is related formally to Joseph Kosuth’s dictionary works, yet it goes beyond their conceptual and cerebral concerns by infusing the object itself with both tactile expressiveness and psycho-political meaning. Rabah’s work is constructed from an English pocket dictionary nailed open on the page that includes the entry ‘Philistine’. The meaning of thew ord in English is based upon ‘historical’ racist notions, regarding the inhabitants of ancient Palestine.” 
From Palestinian Art, by Gannit Ankori (2006)

Khalil RabahDictionary Work (1997)

pocket dictionary and nails

Dictionary Work (1997) presents, quite literally, a definition of the ‘Palestinian’ articulated by the English-speaking West. The work is related formally to Joseph Kosuth’s dictionary works, yet it goes beyond their conceptual and cerebral concerns by infusing the object itself with both tactile expressiveness and psycho-political meaning. Rabah’s work is constructed from an English pocket dictionary nailed open on the page that includes the entry ‘Philistine’. The meaning of thew ord in English is based upon ‘historical’ racist notions, regarding the inhabitants of ancient Palestine.” 

From Palestinian Art, by Gannit Ankori (2006)

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Palestine portrayed as plastic state in new art show 

Visitors to Larissa Sansour’s imagined nation have to navigate a bureaucratic maze.

"Her contributions come from the Nation Estate series of works, which conceive of a futuristic Palestinian state existing not in historical Palestine, or even in the West Bank and Gaza, but confined to a high-rise building.”

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Myriam Abdelaziz, from her series Halal

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Abdallah Akar, L’Amour (2010)
100x65 cm, mixed media on canvas

Abdallah Akar, L’Amour (2010)

100x65 cm, mixed media on canvas

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Asad Azi, title unknown (2002)
acrylic on map, 100cm x 60cm

Asad Azi, title unknown (2002)

acrylic on map, 100cm x 60cm

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Larissa Sansour, Nation Estate (2012) 

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Ezzaldin Shahrori, two men

Ezzaldin Shahroritwo men

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Marwan Sahmarani, … And Still Alive (2011)
145x75 cm, mixed media on paper

Marwan Sahmarani… And Still Alive (2011)

145x75 cm, mixed media on paper

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Kader Attia - Holy Land: 21 Mirrors (2006-7)

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