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Jules McDevitt

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Nargess Hashemi: The Pleasure in Boredom

[Detail of Nargess Hashemi's

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 ...

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Jules McDevitt

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.