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Author Daftari, Fereshteh, author.

Title Safar voyage : contemporary works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish artists / Fereshteh Daftari and Jill Baird ; with contributions from Anthony Shelton, Naghmeh Sohrabi, Derek Gregory, Jayce Salloum.

Publication Info. Vancouver, BC, Canada : Douglas & McIntyre : Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.1749 DAF    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 121 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Exhibitions Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver, BC from April 20-Sept. 15, 2013.
Note Includes work by artists: Adel Abidin, Tarek al-Ghoussein, Nazgol Ansarinia, Kutlug Ataman, Kader Attia, Ayman Baalbaki, Ali Banisadr, Taysir Batniji, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Raafat Ishak, Y.Z. Kami, Farhad Moshiri, Youssef Nabil, Hamed Sahihi, Mitra Tabrizian, and Parviz Tanavoli.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Safar/Voyage features a selection of recent artwork by artists from Iran, Turkey and a range of Arab countries. The text -- illustrated with more than fifty colour photographs, archival images and a map of the region -- explores themes of migration, dislocation, and changing identity and addresses the impact of war and revolution on individuals, communities and culture in this highly contested region of the world. Echoing the title, curator Fereshteh Daftari constructs a journey through the work of the eighteen artists featured in the book. Political geographer Derek Gregory questions the West's assumptions about the Middle East by asking "Middle of what? East of where?" Offering a counterpoint to Western travellers exoticizing the Middle East, historian Naghmeh Sohrabi examines the experiences of 19th century travellers from the Middle East to the West. Canadian Lebanese artist Jayce Salloum offers a visual essay that responds to the themes of voyage and dislocation. The artwork featured in Safar/Voyage includes photography, installation art, a carpet, a wall mural, painting, and sculpture.
Subject Art, Arab -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Iranian -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Turkish -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Baird, Jill, 1958- author.
Shelton, Anthony, contributor.
Sohrabi, Naghmeh, contributor.
Gregory, Derek, 1951- contributor.
Salloum, Jayce, contributor.
University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology, host institution.
ISBN 9781771001014 (cloth)
1771001011 (cloth)

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