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Lalla Essaydi

Converging Territories #4 (from Converging Territories series), 2003

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Details

Lot 1
Chromogenic print mounted to Plexiglas by artist
32.0 x 39.0 in (81.3 x 99.1 cm)
Edition of 15
Signed, dated, and numbered on recto

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

Born in Morocco but artistically trained in Paris, Lalla Essaydi created the 'Converging Territories' series as a way to examine the culture she grew up in from a Western perspective. In this series, Essaydi poses women covered in clothing with few areas of exposed skin. The clothing, as well as the room, is covered with Islamic calligraphy. Islamic calligraphy as an art form was once inaccessible to women and through these images, the women are given a voice through this written word.


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About Lalla Essaydi

Moroccan painter and photographer, born 1956, active in Boston