“A survey of this nature, focusing on the most influential, sustained, and often collective efforts, not only reveals unexpected correlations between milestones within the art world and concurrent geopolitical events, but also suggests that there is an ongoing transformation in global attitudes toward Arab art, speaking to different manifestations of the label ‘Arab’ used within art circles today.”
Publication: “Countering Erasure: Producing Knowledge on Arab Art Today,” introduction in Knowledge Production: Examining Arab Art Today, edited by Amin Alsaden and Eline van der Vlist. Amman: Darat al Funun, 2020.
Keywords: art, contemporary, modern, survey, thirty years, exhibitions, biennials, festivals, galleries, auctions, museums, collections, publications, book, research, knowledge, dissemination, methodology, scholarship, education, schools, artists, publications, non-profit, institutions, infrastructure, networks, politics, Arabic, language, Arabism, history, historiography, field, discipline, revisionist, Islamic, Orientalism, modernism, post-WWII, 20th century, 21st century, regional, international, global, Suha Shoman, Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Southwest Asia (”Middle East”), North Africa, Arab world
Image: Amin Alsaden and Darat al Funun