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Things are not as they seem at Villa Empain

by Pamela J. Alexander
In the Internet age we’ve all heard it said that content is king. Although now part of popular nomenclature, this idea is not novel. Susan Sontag asserts in her seminal 1966 essay, “Against Interpretation,” that “whatever it may have been in the past, the idea of content is today mainly a hindrance, a nuisance, a subtle or not so subtle philistinism.” It is not difficult imagining that the curators at the Boghosian Foundation’s Villa Empain had both this concept and the consequence in mind... [more]
Posted by Pamela J. Alexander on 5/17/14
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Group Show

Rituals, wigs, scarves, make-up and so many other constraints determined the life of women for Centuries, between concealment, unveiling and revealing. From the inferiority of women’s status in certain of yesterday’s and today’s societies, to the liberation of women, from their dissimulation behind various models of veils and clothes (veil, scarf, abaya, burqa, chadri, haik, hijab, jilbeb, khimar, niqab, chador,…), to the destitution shown in the media: what are the realities and the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/23/11
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Beneath the Veil

Rituals, wigs, scarves, make-up and so many other constraints determined the life of women for Centuries, between concealment, unveiling and revealing. From the inferiority of women’s status in certain of yesterday’s and today’s societies, to the liberation of women, from their dissimulation behind various models of veils and clothes (veil, scarf, abaya, burqa, chadri, haik, hijab, jilbeb, khimar, niqab, chador,…), to the destitution shown in the media: what are the realities and the... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/23/11
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