Unpacking colonial representations of the Middle East on both a personal and cultural level.
Exhibition Friday 2 June - Sunday 25 June
Opening Thursday 1 June
Deanna Hitti’s arts practice concerns the nuanced relationships between East and West and the place from which we look and construct our understandings of the world, of self and other. An Australian of Lebanese heritage, Hitti unpacks colonial representations of the Middle East on both a personal and cultural level.
An ongoing series of artists books and large scaled prints, explore the extensive visual history of 19th and 20th century Orientalism. The colonial distorted images of the Middle East, depicting Arabs as exaggeratedly different; often as under developed, inferior, barbaric, terrorists. The West in contrast in seen as rational, humane and superior. Orientalism continues to permeate and feed the complex racial problems we experience today.
Artbook Volume Arba’ah (four) 2016
Cyanotype and Tannin Somerset Bookwove 175gsm, 98 pages
52 x 35cm
Courtesy the artist
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