The absent subversion, the silent transgression: the voice and the silence of the body in some contemporary iranian and arab artists

The absent subversion, the silent transgression: the voice and the silence of the body in some contemporary iranian and arab artists

Author Cherem, Youssef Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The subject of the representation of the body is a privileged locus to engage critically the concepts we use to make sense of much of the contemporary art in the Middle East. The absence, in the work of some internationally renowned artists, of representations of the body that contest dominant narratives is intriguing. How do we account for the many cases of effacement of the body and absence of an individual voice? I argue that many cases of contemporary art from the Middle East do not critically deal with the body as a locus of individual and collective agency

however, an analysis of works from Iran and the Arab world shows the body as a medium and a locus for contesting gender roles and pushing new boundaries against both official and Western expectations.
Keywords Art
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Konsthistorisk Tidskrift. Abingdon, v. 85, n. 4, p. 299-326, 2016.
ISSN 0023-3609 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer-Verlag Italia Srl
Extent 299-326
Origin https://doi.org/10.1080/00233609.2016.1170068
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000386112500002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/49372

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