In this book, the most illuminating emblematic outcome of this spiritual ascesis – the paintings from between 1988 and 2003, intended as conceptual, symphonic series – is presented alongside his other works: graphic works, decorated chests and mirrors. His “seasons” are geometric and chromatic variations that explore the square format and the traditional pattern of Qayem-Nayem which geo-cultural ramifications reflect the influences of Damascus, Jerusalem, Rabat and Beirut.
About the Editor
Morad Montazami is an art historian and curator. His research interests are cosmopolitan modernisms and histories of the avant-garde in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa.
About the Publisher
With a variety of formats, monograph, thematic or collective books, Zamân Books publications (historically born out of a generation of marxists and postcolonial intellectuals) cultivate a spirit of activist/archivist. Committed to the general fieldwork study of Arab, African and Asian modernities, our books seek to constitute authentic data and theoretical tools; at the service of an emancipated history of visual arts, their geographical and conceptual journeys. Eventually to play the role of an interface between different spheres of knowledge and art theory: academic knowledge, artistic knowledge, vernacular knowledge, digital knowledge.