“Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond” is now on display at LACMA. (photo courtesy of LACMA)
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting “Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the Middle East and Beyond,” an exhibition comprising works by artists who were born or live in what can broadly be termed Islamic societies. Depicting a breadth of inventively and often ideologically conceived women’s imagery, the works bear witness to rapidly shifting political developments and often accelerated social transformations taking place in lands extending from Africa to Western, Central and Southern Asia, as well as in diasporic communities. Across generations and working in different media, the artists share a common sense of identity not exclusively “Middle Eastern” but certainly female, expressing both personal and universal concerns.
The exhibition is curated by Linda Komaroff, curator and cepartment cead, Art of the Middle East, at LACMA. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. For information, visit lacma.org/press/women-defining-women-contemporary-art-middle-east-and-beyond.
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