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The Pleasure in Boredom charts Nargess Hashemi’s process of developing over ten years worth of experimentation on graph paper. She has doodled in notebooks from a young age; during long, tedious car journeys, over extended visits with family and at art school where her teacher, artist Farshid Maleki, also assigned her exercises of repeated line drawings. The practice has become somewhat of a lifelong obsession for the artist. Using only the most basic materials, the artist ...Keep Reading »
Jules McDevitt is an Islamic art specialist educated at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. As one of the founding members of the curatorial department at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, she spent five years researching, cataloguing, and publishing on one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of Islamic art. Her crossover into modern and contemporary Middle Eastern art has seen her working as an independent consultant and curator at commercial art galleries, institutions, and projects across the Arabian Gulf.
"The current AKP government has been referencing Europe and its associated symbolisms to justify its various pro-capital, pro-security, and paternalistic policies. Is it viable, then, to draw from the same sources to scrutinize the legitimacy of those policies and to suggest alternatives?"click | email | tweet