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How Egyptian artist Ghada Amer has weaved an expression of feminism into her paintings Related Press How Egyptian artist Ghada Amer has weaved an expression of feminism into her paintings 13 April 2021, The National News

In Ghada Amer's paintings, threads behave like coloured rivers, abstraction obscures figuration and unknown women proliferate.

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How Ghada Amer Uses Seduction to Expose Sexism Related Press How Ghada Amer Uses Seduction to Expose Sexism 10 May 2018, Hyperallergic

Ghada Amer, in her current exhibition at Cheim and Read, does something that formidable artists do: makes a proposal that is, in essence, unanswerable. In her 2016 painting Women in White, she combines outlines of women's bodies made in acrylic with embroidery that hangs over the figures to make them washy and vague. Only when I get closer to...

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'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read Related Press 'The last taboo is the penis': John Cheim on 'The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men' at Cheim & Read 10 August 2016, ARTNews

The Female Gaze, Part II: Women Looking at Men,  a group show that runs at Cheim & Read through September 2, is as ambitious in scope as it is in ideology, showcasing work by a wide range of artists–including Tracey Emin, Alice Neel, Diane Arbus, and Jenny Holzer–who have applied a nontraditional lens to viewing and depicting...

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African women first: 'Lucy’s Iris' at Musée Départmental d’Art Contemporain, Rochechouart Related Press African women first: 'Lucy’s Iris' at Musée Départmental d’Art Contemporain, Rochechouart 10 August 2016, Art Radar Journal

Though discovered in 1974, in the midst of African decolonial processes and independence struggles, the original ancestor of all humankind, an African woman was given the name Lucy. But what about her African roots? What about her role as the mother of all humankind? Lucy’s Iris  considers Lucy’s view of her prodigal daughters who...

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What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' Related Press What do women see: 'The Female Gaze' 5 August 2016, Whitewall

Currently on display at Cheim & Read is a look at men from the perspective of 32 female artists. The Female Gaze, Part Two: Women Look at Men  is the second half of a two-part exhibition at the Chelsea gallery. The first debuted in 2009 titled Women Look At Women.  This latest exhibition offers multiple portrayals of men...

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Dubai's art district expands with Alserkal Avenue Related Press Dubai's art district expands with Alserkal Avenue 16 January 2016, Whitewall

“It’s our own little Chelsea.” That’s what the American-born, Dubai-based art collector and arts patron Dana Farouki calls Alserkal Avenue, Dubai’s privately developed arts community. There, with a new $14 million expansion, more than 40 new creative spaces join the extant 20 art spaces that have made a crisscross of...

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Egyptian artist Ghada Amer talks of 'Earth.Love.Fire' Related Press Egyptian artist Ghada Amer talks of 'Earth.Love.Fire' 31 December 2015, The National

My intention was to try something different and explore a new medium. Each medium I explore always brings a new dimension to my art practice in general, and not only to my paintings. Each medium makes you think in a different way and you have to adopt a different approach. This is very enriching, both artistically and ­conceptually.

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Ghada Amer’s 'Earth.Love.Fire' is Leila Heller Gallery’s inaugural show Related Press Ghada Amer’s 'Earth.Love.Fire' is Leila Heller Gallery’s inaugural show 16 December 2015, The National

Perhaps the biggest challenge when hosting an exhibition at Leila Heller Gallery, newly opened in Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue, is to fill its vast space. The cavernous 14,000-square-foot area is the largest commercial gallery in the Middle East and as such, could present a daunting challenge to the artist and curator. However, its...

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Ghada Amer, feminist provocateur of Middle Eastern art, on experimenting with an ancient medium Related Press Ghada Amer, feminist provocateur of Middle Eastern art, on experimenting with an ancient medium 24 November 2015, Artspace

“I want to be known as a British male artist or an American white male artist, because they get a lot of attention,” the Egyptian-born artist Ghada Amer says in Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath’s recent book Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring: Conversations with Arab Artists. “They don’t have shows like ‘Women...

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