October 9 to December 12
This exhibition presents new work by seven important contemporary artists with an intimate knowledge both of a so-called "East" (the Middle East and North Africa) from whence they come and a "West" (Europe and America) where they primarily live and work. Beyond simply disrupting Western stereotypes and discourses, they address themselves to the issues raised by competing cultural allegiances. The exhibition features the work of Jananne Al-Ani, Ghada Amer, Mona Hatoum, Y. Z. Kami, Walid Raad, Michal Rovner, and Shahzia Sikander. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
This exhibition was organized by the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Its presentation at the Hood Museum of Art is generously funded by the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Hall Fund and the George O. Southwick 1957 Memorial Fund.
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For more resources about the Middle East and Transnationalism, click on the links below.
About Islam http://www.cair-net.org/asp/aboutislam.aspA good source for basic information with content written by Muslim Americans and reviewed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
MENIC: The Middle East Network Information Center http://menic.utexas.edu/menic.htmlThis site was created by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and offers information and a wide variety of links for the general public and educators.
Transnationalism and Globalism www.emory.edu/ENGLISH/Bahri/transnationalism.htmlCreated by Emory University, this site offers definitions and suggested readings.
Last Updated: 10/10/08