The most effective and impressive installation at this exhibition of islamic art is the work by Algerian artist Kader Attier.
The work is delicate and very fragile and it is clever how he has moulded the aluminium foil around a body shape. Glimpsing inside the shapes there is just blackness which tells a whole story in itself.
The huge number of women depicted show how meaningless they are as individuals. Anonomous figures just shapes without personality or feelings. Faces hidden.
The whole of this exhibition is a fantastic statement about the oppression of women in Islamic countries. Much needed comments by brave artists.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Posted by Sally Luxor at 15:28