Elisabetta Marabotto of Saffronart shares a note on the current exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
London: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is currently hosting “She Who Tells A Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World”, the first exhibition of its kind in North America.
The exhibition, curated by Kristen Gresh, includes the works of twelve women photographers from Iran and the Arab World: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian.
The artists through their artworks, which range from fine art to photojournalism, questioned the traditional and contemporary perceptions of Middle Eastern identity providing insights into the current political and social issues.
“Their works tell stories that evoke a range of emotion, challenge our perception, and present the Middle East with a fresh perspective.”said Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the MFA.
“Reflecting on the power of politics and the legacy of war, the photographs in this exhibition challenge Western notions about the ‘Orient,’ examine the complexities of identity, and redefine documentary as a genre,” said curator Kristen Gresh, who was first exposed to this work while living abroad for 15 years, teaching history of photography in Paris and Cairo.
The exhibition will be on until January 12 and you can find here more information about the show and its related events.
Also you can read more information about the artists here.