The exhibition Revisions offers a unique opportunity to see the development of Lalla Essaydi’s ideas as they pertain both to her personal history and to the greater story of Moroccan women. Through analysis of the various collections on view at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, this review traces the patterns of history and ideology Essaydi incorporates into her images. The exhibition in Washington enables visitors to connect concepts that have evolved over time in Essaydi’s work; this review forges these connections and begins a discussion of their importance to the greater field of Arab women artists.
Review Article|November 01 2013
Lalla Essaydi: Revisions
Erin Farrell is professor of art history at La Salle University and Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia. Her research and writing focus on the role of gender in the arts, especially in the emerging field of contemporary Arab women artists.
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 116-120.
Erin Farrell; Lalla Essaydi: Revisions. Nka 1 November 2013; 2013 (33): 116–120. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/10757163-2352866
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