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“Within this context, art was mobilised as a political medium, to bring the region together, celebrate Arab virtuosity and, more importantly, to actively redefine the place of Arab art within the world’s artistic terrain.”

Publication: “Baghdad’s Arab Biennial: Regional Subversions, Global Ambitions,” Third Text 33, no. 156 (January 2019).


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