Dafatir: Contemporary Iraqi Book Art
April 7-June 10, 2006
Exhibition curated by Nada Shabout
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|Dafatir (an Arabic word that translates as "notebooks") is organized by Dr. Nada Shabout, a native of Iraq and Assistant Professor of Art History at UNT, who is recognized as a leading world authority on contemporary Iraqi art. Featured works were selected to reflect experimentation by three different generations of artists. Notebooks, or small-scale works in various book formats, have become an important vehicle of expression and communication for artists whose roots are planted in one of the world's oldest cultural region. |
"Dafatir brings contemporary Iraqi art to Texas for the first time, and shows a different face of a nation that currently is part of our daily news."
-Dr. Nada Shabout
|Seventeen contemporary Iraqi artists including: Sadiq Kawish Alfraji (Netherlands), Ammar Dawod (Netherlands), Mohammad Falkher (Iraq), Ismail Fattah (Iraq, deceased, September, 2004), Ghassan Gha'eb (Jordan), Nedim Kufi (Netherlands), Hana'Malallah (Iraq), Rafa al-Nasiri (Jordan), Mahmmud al-Obidi (Iraq), Shakir Hassan Al Said (Iraq, deceased, April, 2004), Mohammed al-Shammarey (Jordan), Samar Usama (Jordan), Nazar Yahya (Jordan). |