Archaic : the Pavilion of Iraq, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Bienale di Venezia.

The catalogue of the Pavilion of Iraq at the 57th Venice Biennale, this book presents eight Iraqi artists of different generations Sherko Abbas, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Ali Arkady, Luay Fadhil, Shakir Hassan Al Said, Nadine Hatton, Jewad Selim, and Sakar Sleman together with work made by Francis Alÿs...

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Imprint:Milano : Mousse Publishing, [2017]
Description:137 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:English
Subject:Alÿs, Francis, -- 1959- -- Exhibitions.
Selim, Jewad, -- 1919-1961 -- Exhibitions.
Āl Saʻīd, Shākir Ḥasan, -- 1925- -- Exhibitions.
Alfraiji, Sadik Kwaish, -- 1960- -- Exhibitions.
Abbas, Sherko, -- 1978- -- Exhibitions.
Sleman, Sakar, -- 1979- -- Exhibitions.
Hattom, Nadine, -- 1980- -- Exhibitions.
Fadhil. Luay, -- 1982- -- Exhibitions.
Arkady, Ali, -- 1982- -- Exhibitions.
Āl Saʻīd, Shākir Ḥasan, -- 1925-
Alÿs, Francis, -- 1959-
Biennale di Venezia -- (57th : -- 2017 : -- Venice, Italy)
Biennale di Venezia.
Art, Iraqi -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Belgian -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
Art, Belgian.
Art, Iraqi.
Exhibition catalogs.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11330670
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Other authors / contributors:Alÿs, Francis, 1959-
Selim, Jewad, 1919-1961.
Āl Saʻīd, Shākir Ḥasan, 1925-
Alfraiji, Sadik Kwaish, 1960-
Abbas, Sherko, 1978-
Sleman, Sakar, 1979-
Hattom, Nadine, 1980-
Fadhil. Luay, 1982-
Arkady, Ali, 1982-
Biennale di Venezia (57th : 2017 : Venice, Italy), issuing body.
ISBN:9788867492787
8867492780
Notes:Catalog of an exhibition held at the Iraq pavilion for the 57th International Art Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, May 13-November 26, 2017. Exhibitors: Antiquities for the Iraq Museum, Francis Alys, Jewad Selim, Shakir Hassan al-Said, Sadik alFraiji, Sherko Abbas, Sakar Sleiman, Nadine Hattom, Luay Fadhil, Ali Arkady. Commissioner: Ruya Foundation. Curators: Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Colombo. Venue: Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 3rd floor, San Marco 2847.
"La Biennale di Venezia. 57. esposizione internazionale d'arte. Partecipazioni nazionali."
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:The catalogue of the Pavilion of Iraq at the 57th Venice Biennale, this book presents eight Iraqi artists of different generations Sherko Abbas, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Ali Arkady, Luay Fadhil, Shakir Hassan Al Said, Nadine Hatton, Jewad Selim, and Sakar Sleman together with work made by Francis Alÿs when he was embedded with a battalion of Peshmerga near Mosul, and a stunning collection of artefacts from the Iraq Museum of Baghdad. Tellingly, archaic is also the Western view of the other, of a war-torn land that is easier to view as such than anything else. Archaic is the approach of the visual arts, the overwhelming rich heritage of the past with the overbearing paucity of the present. All the work featured in this book draws out the tension in the term archaic, to emphasise its particular relevance to Iraq, a country where the existing political, administrative, social and economic reality is arguably as archaic as its ancient heritage.