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Anisa Ahkar: Me and Paul Klee Painting

Anisa Ashkar, Me and Paul Klee Painting (2004)
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Now showing as part of “Aperture 27,000″ at Le Violon Bleu in London, which closes Saturday. The show was reviewed yesterday in the National, including this excerpt about Ashkar’s work:

Anisa Ashkar, a performance artist first and a photographer second, represents a different strain. She has gone out of her way to create a challenging identity. Born in Acre, she lives in Tel Aviv – a Muslim Arab in the most Israeli of cities, a woman in a male-dominated world… Trained in Israel, she uses references from beyond the Arab world, including Van Gogh, Paul Klee and the Greek myths.

Full article: “Experienced Eyes.”