Hamra Abbas: Object Lessons


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This publication focuses on the work of Pakistani-born, Boston-based artist Hamra Abbas (born 1976). Straddling a range of media, including paper collage, painting, sculpture and video, Abbas' activities adopt a playful approach towards the traditions of her native region. Appropriating the iconography of the "Kama Sutra" or drawing on Islamic decorative geometries, Abbas creates new platforms from which to conceive notions of culture and exchange. In the work "Read," for example, a labyrinthine wooden structure is suspended in the air, while concealed speakers play the sound of children learning the "Qur'an." "Object Lessons" captures the range of Abbas' oeuvre, mirroring its diversity by calling on many critical voices. Eight curators and academics each focus on a specific work, taking a detailed look at a particular aspect of her work. The book also features an in-depth interview with the artist.

Title: Hamra Abbas: Object Lessons

Author Name: Sloan, Anna; Mirza, Quddus; Jankowicz, Mia; Gordon, Sophie; Sivanesan, Haema; Patel, Divia; Whiles, Virginia; Scheuermann, Barbara; Nasar, Hammad; Pereira, Sharmini

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Green Cardamom:

ISBN Number: 0955177995

ISBN Number 13: 9780955177996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0955177995Z2

Description: 0955177995 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear and edgewear with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!