Artist’s Talk: Lalla A. Essaydi
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Moroccan-born, New York-based artist Lalla Essaydi’s photographs are alluring and defiant. They reference nineteenth-century Orientalist paintings, yet work to deconstruct stereotypes and sexualized representations. Essaydi’s work, on view at the Museum, explores issues surrounding the role of women in Arab culture and their representation in the western European artistic tradition.
Essaydi will discuss her imagery and the techniques behind her work.
Lalla Essaydi: Photographs
March 28 - August 04, 2015
The related exhibition, Lalla Essaydi: Photographs, includes ten works from three different series, and presents images in traditional and unique ways. Viewers can experience these transportative large-scale works alone and in an array of contexts. One group of images will be shown in the gallery dedicated to contemporary art, while others will be shown in the context of the Museum's Permanent Collection: alongside examples of historic Middle Eastern tile work and calligraphy; with related European paintings; and as part of the discourse of Modern art.
Text modified from SDMA Press Release.
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