There Where You Are Not

Selected Writings of Kamal Boullata

and with an Introduction by Finbarr Barry Flood

There Where You Are Not

and with an Introduction by Finbarr Barry Flood

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

Essays by Kamal Boullata
448 pages | 80 colour plates | 9 1/2 x 10 3/4 | © 2019
Cloth $39.95 ISBN: 9783777432434 Published February 2020 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
There Where You Are Not brings together the writings of celebrated Palestinian artist and theorist Kamal Boullata (1942–2019). Produced over four decades of exile in Europe, North Africa, and the United States, the essays explore intersections between aesthetics, history, and politics that are central to the historiography of modern Arab art.

The experience of exile and the imperatives of resistance permeate the essays, whose subjects range from autobiography to contemporary art, early ruminations on gender relations, language and the visual, to questions of identity and globalization. Taken collectively, they explore intersections between aesthetics, history, and politics that are central to the historiography of modern Arab art.
 
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Nadia Radwan | CAA Reviews
"There Where You Are Not brings together an impressive collection of texts by Palestinian artist, critic, theorist, poet, and writer Kamal Boullata (1942–2019). . . . Elegantly introduced by Finbarr Barry Flood, the volume is the fruit of a collaboration between Flood and Boullata nurtured by friendship, intellectual exchange, and mutual interests spanning the fields of Islamic and contemporary art. . . . [This collection] offers a much-needed alternative account to traditional art historical narratives and theories of aesthetics by proposing original and decentered approaches to modernism, particularly abstraction."
The New Arab
“The book lends itself to several readings and re-readings, in order for the writer to absorb the profound thinking behind Boullata's writings.”
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