by Lalla Essaydi Publisher's Description According to Islamic tradition, men dominate the public sphere and women are expected to remain indoors at most times. Lalla A. Essaydi grew up in Morocco and now lives in USA where she received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/TUFTS University in May 2003.
Essaydi was born in Morocco and lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
Essaydi's work is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston and Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City. In short, I invite viewers to resist stereotypes.” Concentrated on American art and contemporary art, the Museum’s collection includes works of art from the 18th … Converging Territories is to accompany a solo exhibition at the Laurence Miller Gallery, New York in January 2005. Lalla Essaydi (b. As noted in Nazar: Photographs from the Arab World (Aperture, 2005), according to Islamic tradition, the street is the domain of men, and … The Newport Art Museum’s collection consists of approximately 2,600 works of art in a range of media including works on paper (prints, drawings, watercolors, and photographs), paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, installation works, and textiles and is expanding to include new media. In photographer Lalla Essaydi’s native Morocco this confinement has been further used as a punishment for those who transgress the rules of gender conduct.
1956, Morocco) explores issues surrounding the role of women in Arab culture and their representation in the western European artistic tradition. Essaydi was born in Morocco and lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Lalla Essaydi. Converging Territories.
Her photographs are based on nineteenth-century Orientalist paintings, but work to subvert those stereotyped and sexualized representations. "In my art, I wish to present myself through multiple lenses as artist, as Moroccan, as Saudi, as traditionalist, as liberal, as Muslim. Lalla Essaydi's photographs deal with a rebellion against the limited domain of the female within Islamic traditions. Lalla Essaydi, a Moroccan-born, Paris-trained artist, created the Converging Territories series as a means of examining the culture in which she grew up from the Western position she now occupies. —Lalla Essaydi.