This book is therefore a republishing project, in the form of a palimpsest, or an untimely guide through the lives of the Museum and its catalogue. As if to observe, alike a structuralist analysis, “the variations of the myth” or the multiple bodies. The Damascus National Museum is approached by a constellation of historical dates but also of micro-histories and iconographic survivals. Or how history, in the broader sense and including in the tragic sense, shines through the walls of the museum, its collections, its storage; its national and intimate representations, its real perimeter as well as its nomadic tendency.
About the Editor
Mathilde Ayoub is a curator and researcher who graduated in the philosophy of art and aesthetics at the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Mathilde Ayoub is dedicated as much to renewing exhibition practices and providing support for artists as she is to constitute resources for postcolonial art history. Her research journey crosses both Latin America and the Middle East.
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.