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Rima Chahrour

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The Active Feminine: Performance Art in Lebanon with Reference to Marya Kazoun

[Marya Kazoun

In the setting of the current Arab art boom and the political flux ignited by regional uprisings, the difficulty in differentiating between performance art and activism increases, further intertwining the abstract borders that divide them. Nonetheless, while activism pushes its way as a societal form of rejection, performance art conversely sneaks into the social sphere as an accepted method of protest, encouraged by the public as a sign of cultural ...

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Rima Chahrour

Rima Chahrour (B.F.A., M.F.A., M. Phil.) is an artist and researcher based in London. She is currently completing her practice-based Ph.D. in Fine Art at the University of Southampton, on the ‘Arab Muslim’ doll as a site for cultural contestation in contemporary Lebanon. Her work focuses on confusing assumed cultural boundaries, aiming to provoke pre-received knowledge through art interventions in diverse approaches; ranging from creating flat and three dimensional objects to performance art. She is also a founding member of THE FREAKS Lebanese artist collective.

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