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- Women in shadow, a performance by Nasim Nasr
- Muratovski, Gjoko
- South Australian artist Nasim Nasr's art practice actively engages complex notions of identity, with a particular focus on her native country Iran. Drawing from experiences as a young woman living in Tehran, set against the cultural contrast gained while living in Australia since 2009, her practice has experimented with photographing women in various forms of oppressive coverings in Western cultural contexts, exploring issues of the chador, 'erasure', 'the gaze' and 'shadow', in an ongoing body of work titled Women in Shadow. For the AEAF, Nasr will present a powerful one-night event in the guise of a fashion parade, using this familiar though privileged celebration of commerce and beauty as a format for this conceptual artwork. Circumscribed by issues of identity politics this performance considers women as 'Other', by overtly erasing signs personal identity and character. By utilising the chador, the performance presents its own paradox, of being seen without being seen. It is Nasr's belief that 'when artists and audiences are veiled by their differing traditions and backgrounds, the visual language of art can become the lingua franca'.
- Publication type
- Curated exhibition or event
- Event at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 24 June 2011
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1203 Design Practice and Management
- Fashion; Gender; Graphic design; Nasr, Nasim; Performance art; Photography; Women
- Australian Experimental Art Foundation
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2011.