The publication comprises a facsimile of the prison notebook; excerpts of Ibrahim El-Salahi’s personal memoirs; a contextualising essay by art historian Salah Hassan that addresses the social and political milieu in which it was produced; and a contemporary commentary by the artist.
This book is published by Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) in association with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; and is edited by Dr Salah M. Hassan.
About the Artist
Sudanese artist, writer, critic and cultural diplomat Ibrahim El-Salahi is a pioneer modernist painter and visionary Sudanese intellectual who endured an extended period of incarceration in the mid-1970s during the regime of Gaafar Nimeiri.
About the Editor
Dr Salah M. Hassan is an art historian, critic and curator. He is a Goldwin Smith Professor and Director of the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University. He is also an Academic Advisor to The Africa Institute.
About the Publishers
Sharjah Art Foundation hosts numerous activities and events throughout the year, from exhibitions featuring the work of Arab and international artists, live music and performances to film screenings and artist talks as well as extensive art education programmes for children, adults and families. Additionally, the Foundation has over the years published a range of books that include Sharjah Biennial and exhibition catalogues, books about the March Meetings and limited-edition artists’ publications.
Committed to sharing the most thought-provoking modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) brings together people with a broad range of backgrounds, interests and professional knowledge, yet with the shared belief that art makes a difference in the world. MoMa preserves, studies and builds the Museum’s collection; designs and constructs exhibitions; leads art-making and educational programmes; and so much more.