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Pars Pro Toto
     

Pars Pro Toto

by Susan Hefuna (Artist), Hans Ulrich Obrist (Editor), Tayeb Salih (Contribution by), Adonis (Contribution by)
 

The most comprehensive book yet about the Egyptian German artist Susan Hefuna, Pars Pro Toto was developed in the course of a dialogue with the editor, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Hefuna has been working in the media of drawing, photography, installation, and video since the early 1990s. She uses these various techniques to intertwine levels of meaning and reflect

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The most comprehensive book yet about the Egyptian German artist Susan Hefuna, Pars Pro Toto was developed in the course of a dialogue with the editor, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Hefuna has been working in the media of drawing, photography, installation, and video since the early 1990s. She uses these various techniques to intertwine levels of meaning and reflect many-layered codes, which she interprets in both concrete and abstract manners.

Susan Hefuna , born in 1962, has been widely exhibited at such venues as the Louvre, Paris; Townhouse Gallery, Cairo; the Third Line Gallery, Dubai; Sharjah Biennale; the New Museum, New York; Albion Gallery, New York; and many more.

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Village Voice, NYC, Wednesday, July 7 2008: Susan Hefuna Lands at Albion's New York Outpost By Ben Davis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783939583769
Publisher:
Kehrer Verlag
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

This volume will feature art and art projects by Susan Hefuna from the past 5 years, shown in the following international solo exhibitions (Selection): "grid", installation, National Gallery, Cape Town (2000), "Made in Egypt - 4 Women - 4 Views". Townhouse Gallery, Cairo (2002), "Life in the Delta", Vacio9 Gallery, Madrid (2002), "DisORIENTation", Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003). Hans Ulrich Obrist (Zurich, Switzerland, 1968) is a Swiss curator and art critic. In 1993, he founded the Museum Robert Walser and was curator for contemporary art at the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. He presently serves as the Co-Director, Exhibitions and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London. Al-Tayyib Salih (born 1929) is a noted Sudanese writer. His works are generally political, dealing with themes such as colonization and gender. Salih is also considered one of the best short story writers working in Arabic today. Having studied both western and Arab literature, philosophy, and society, Salih intermingles aspects of both cultures in his works. Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (born 1930), also known by the pseudonym Adonis or Adunis, is a Syrian poet and essayist who has made his career largely in Lebanon and France. He has written more than twenty books in his native Arabic.

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