In a Time of Displacement, Arab Artists Negotiate the Meaning of Home

Catherine Kustanczy, in her article In A Time of Displacement, discusses an exhibit at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto entitled “Home Ground: Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation.” The exhibit displays works of Arab artists who engage with notions of home and displacement. For example, two installations, “Standing Dove” and “Eating Dove, “… imply a sad if quiet commentary of the state of female citizens in Saudi Arabia. A photo from the artist’s full installation of the piece from the 2011 Venice Biennale shows an immense flock of doves, all with copies of Saudi Arabian women’s real travel documents imprinted on their wings.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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