Veil. Veiling, Representation and Contemporary Art

Veil is the first publication to explore the representation of the veil – one of the most powerful symbols in contemporary visual culture – and serves as an essential starting point to establish a new international dialogue. Extending possible interpretations of the veil and investigating the ambiguities and paradoxes expressed in contemporary arts practice, it provides both a social and an historic context to the veil’s multilayered symbolism. Alongside newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars and works by contemporary visual artists, key historical texts trace a trajectory of writings across religions, cultures, genders and ages to reflect the breadth of conflicting and constantly shifting attitudes towards the veil.

Text: Bailey David A., Tawadros Gilane. cm 22,2×22,2; pp. 192; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: inIVA, London , 2003.

ISBN: 9781899846351| 1899846352

ID: AM-7946

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Veil is the first publication to explore the representation of the veil – one of the most powerful symbols in contemporary visual culture – and serves as an essential starting point to establish a new international dialogue. Extending possible interpretations of the veil and investigating the ambiguities and paradoxes expressed in contemporary arts practice, it provides both a social and an historic context to the veil’s multilayered symbolism. Alongside newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars and works by contemporary visual artists, key historical texts trace a trajectory of writings across religions, cultures, genders and ages to reflect the breadth of conflicting and constantly shifting attitudes towards the veil.

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