Posts Tagged: Maymanah Farha

Monira Al Qadiri, still from Wa Waila (Oh Torment), 2008, film, 10 min. 4 sec.(artwork © Monira Al Qadiri)

Precarious Symbolism: When the Political Sphere Overshadows Art History

By Maymanah Farha

As the methodical beat of a handheld drum begins to pound, a bearded, turbaned figure is shown lying on a bare floor. Overcome by emotional agony, he moves as though waking from a trance. A mane of dark hair frames his painted face as the camera zooms in and his melodic eulogy to lost love commences.

Monira Al Qadiri, still from Wa Waila (Oh Torment), 2008, film, 10 min. 4 sec.(artwork © Monira Al Qadiri)

Precarious Symbolism: When the Political Sphere Overshadows Art History

By Maymanah Farha

As the methodical beat of a handheld drum begins to pound, a bearded, turbaned figure is shown lying on a bare floor. Overcome by emotional agony, he moves as though waking from a trance. A mane of dark hair frames his painted face as the camera zooms in and his melodic eulogy to lost love commences.