July 25, 2007

An Iraqi artist's response to an unfathomable reality

Maymanah Farhat reports on electroniciraq.net: "The fundamental nature and creative force that has propelled the evolution of Iraqi art is what curator Ulrike al-Khamis has described as 'Its conscious and committed attempt to create a synthesis between historical Iraqi art forms and modernism.' Concurrently, modern and contemporary Iraqi art has remained impacted by that endured by its people. Whereas the function of art and its role in a given society continues to be disputed, for nearly a century art has negotiated every defining juncture of Iraqi society for the majority of its artists--whether political, historical or cultural." Read more.

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