Contemporary Art in the Middle East

Contemporary Art in the Middle East, edited by Paul Sloman, is published by Black Dog.

There are reviews by Stephen Deuchar (The Guardian) and Maroun Kassab (LebRecord.com). Carool Kersten reviewed a 2009 symposium at Tate Britain on the topic. Comment by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie in The National.

The book includes essays:

  • Nat Muller, “Contemporary Art in the Middle East”
  • Lindsey Moore, “Minding The Gap: Migration, Diaspora, Exile And Return In Women’s Visual Media”
  • T. J. Demos, “Desire in Diaspora”
  • Suzanne Cotter, “The Documentary Turn: Surpassing Tradition in the Work of Walid Raad and Akram Zaatari”

The artists are Shirin Aliabadi, Youssef Nabil, Osama Esid, Laila Muraywid, Khosrow Hassanzadeh, Afshan Ketabchi, Shirin Neshat, Lalla Essaydi, Annabel Daou, Nja Mahdaoui, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Parviz Tanavoli, Maliheh Afnan, Golnaz Fathi, Neda Dana Haeri, Ahlam Lemseffer, Wijdan Ali, Ghada Amer, Fereydoun Ave, Ayad Alkadhi, Sara Rahbar, Laila Shawa, Farhad Moshiri, Shadi Ghadirian, Mona Hatoum, Babak Radboy, Arwa Abouon, Barbad Golshiri, Mounir Fatmi, Marwan Rechmaoui, Yto Barrada, Hassan Darsi, Afshin Dehkordi, Hrair Sarkissian, Yehudit Sasportas, Dani Karavan, Lida Abdul, Hilda Hiary, Amal Kenawy, Doa Aly, Mohammed Al Shammarey, Faisal Samra, Shirana Shahbazi, Haleh Anvari, Tarek Al Ghoussein.