Thursday, January 22, 2015

Boushra Almutawakel and 11 Other Contemporary Artists Explore Identity, and War in Daily Life

Boushra Almutawakel (Yemen, b. 1969), Mother, Daughter, Doll from The Hijab Series, 2010. 
CALIFORNIA---A major new exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center, "She Who Tells a Story," presents the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. The artists explore identity, narrative, representation, and war in daily life, inviting a broader understanding of the Middle East than what Westerners glean through media reports. The 79 photographs and two videos—a collection of stories about contemporary life—especially refute the belief that women from this region are oppressed and powerless. The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) and runs at the Cantor, its only West-Coast venue, January 28 through May 4. [link]

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts: "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" (January 28–May 4, 2015);  Stanford University, 328 Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford, CA; 650-723-4177;