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The Resource Taking shape : abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s, edited by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert ; foreword by Lynn Gumpert ; essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Hannah Feldman, Salah M. Hassan, Anneka Lenssen, Salwa Mikdadi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Nada Shabout, Suheyla Takesh, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

Taking shape : abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s, edited by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert ; foreword by Lynn Gumpert ; essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Hannah Feldman, Salah M. Hassan, Anneka Lenssen, Salwa Mikdadi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Nada Shabout, Suheyla Takesh, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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Taking shape : abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s
Title
Taking shape
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abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s
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edited by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert ; foreword by Lynn Gumpert ; essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Hannah Feldman, Salah M. Hassan, Anneka Lenssen, Salwa Mikdadi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Nada Shabout, Suheyla Takesh, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
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Abstraction from the Arab world 1950s-1980s
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "'Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s' investigates the development of abstraction in West Asia and North Africa via paintings, sculpture, and drawings made during a period of rapid industrialization, several wars and mass migrations, new state formations, and the rise and fall of Arab nationalism(s). Examining how a diverse group of artists mined the region's rich artistic heritage as well as the expressive capacities of line, color, and texture, this book highlights various abstract practices that arose in the Arab world and its diaspora in the mid-20th century. Alongside vibrant images of nearly ninety works--all drawn from the remarkable collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates--'Taking Shape' featuers nine essays by leading scholars who are rethinking art-historical canons and expanding discourses around global modernism."
  • "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s explores the development of abstraction in the Arab world via paintings, sculpture, and works on paper dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. By looking critically at the history and historiography of mid-20th century abstraction, the exhibition considers art from North Africa and West Asia as integral to the discourse on global modernism. At its heart, the project raises a fundamental art historical question: How do we study abstraction across different contexts and what models of analysis do we use? Examining how and why artists investigated the expressive capacities of line, color, and texture, Taking Shape highlights a number of abstract movements that developed in the Middle East, North Africa, and West Asia, as well as the Arab diaspora."--Artsy website (accessed 18/2/20)
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contains biographical information
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Date of event
  • January 14-April 4, 2020,
  • April 28-July 26, 2020,
  • August 22-December 13, 2020,
  • January 25-June 6, 2021,
  • June 25-September 19, 2021,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
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Text in English
LC call number
N7265.3
LC item number
.T35 2020
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non fiction
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  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" :
  • "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" :
  • "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" :
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  • "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" :
Place of event
  • Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, New York, United States
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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  • Takesh, Suheyla,
  • Gumpert, Lynn,
  • Dadi, Iftikhar,
  • Mikdadi, Salwa,
  • Shabout, Nada
  • Hassan, Salah M.,
  • Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen,
  • Feldman, Hannah,
  • Al-Qassemi, Sultan Sooud,
  • Lenssen, Anneka,
  • Grey Art Gallery,
  • Hirmer Verlag,
  • Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art,
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art,
  • McMullen Museum of Art,
  • University of Michigan
  • Printer Trento
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  • Art, Arab
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Art, Arab
  • Arab countries
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specialized
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Taking shape : abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s, edited by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert ; foreword by Lynn Gumpert ; essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Hannah Feldman, Salah M. Hassan, Anneka Lenssen, Salwa Mikdadi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Nada Shabout, Suheyla Takesh, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
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Published to accompany exhibitions held at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, January 14 - April 4, 2020; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 28 - July 26 2020; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, August 22 - December 13, 2020; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA, January 25 - June 6 2021; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbon, MI, June 25 - September 19, 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • When identity becomes "form" : Calligraphic abstraction and Sudanese modernism
  • Salah M. Hassan
  • Abstracted : Land for art in Lebanon
  • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
  • Abstract anxieties and Algerian abstraction
  • Hannah Feldman
  • Toward abstraction : the case of Kuwait in the 1960s
  • Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
  • Abstraction of the many? Finding plenitude in Arab painting
  • Anneka Lenssen
  • Introduction : "No longer a horizon, but infinity"
  • Suhueyla Takesh
  • Recollections : women and abstraction in the Arab world, 1960-1990
  • Salwa Mikdadi
  • Mediating abstraction through the Arabic letter
  • Nada Shabout
  • Abstraction in the Arab world
  • Iftikhar Dadi
Control code
1110435781
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9783777434285
Lccn
2019914807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimile, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435781
Label
Taking shape : abstraction from the Arab world, 1950s-1980s, edited by Suheyla Takesh and Lynn Gumpert ; foreword by Lynn Gumpert ; essays by Iftikhar Dadi, Hannah Feldman, Salah M. Hassan, Anneka Lenssen, Salwa Mikdadi, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Nada Shabout, Suheyla Takesh, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Publication
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Copyright
Note
Published to accompany exhibitions held at Grey Art Gallery, New York University, January 14 - April 4, 2020; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 28 - July 26 2020; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, August 22 - December 13, 2020; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, MA, January 25 - June 6 2021; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbon, MI, June 25 - September 19, 2021
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • When identity becomes "form" : Calligraphic abstraction and Sudanese modernism
  • Salah M. Hassan
  • Abstracted : Land for art in Lebanon
  • Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
  • Abstract anxieties and Algerian abstraction
  • Hannah Feldman
  • Toward abstraction : the case of Kuwait in the 1960s
  • Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi
  • Abstraction of the many? Finding plenitude in Arab painting
  • Anneka Lenssen
  • Introduction : "No longer a horizon, but infinity"
  • Suhueyla Takesh
  • Recollections : women and abstraction in the Arab world, 1960-1990
  • Salwa Mikdadi
  • Mediating abstraction through the Arabic letter
  • Nada Shabout
  • Abstraction in the Arab world
  • Iftikhar Dadi
Control code
1110435781
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9783777434285
Lccn
2019914807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), facsimile, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)1110435781

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