ANN: Fahrelnissa Zeid and the post-war Nouvelle École de Paris (18 December)

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Nous nous réjouissons de votre inscription au séminaire de l'équipe Arvimm accueilli par l'Institut d'études de l'Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman (IISMM) à l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS). 
 
La troisième séance du séminaire de l'ARVIMM, "Art abstrait, Paris et les artistes du Maghreb et Moyen-Orient", aura lieu vendredi 18 décembre à 15h.
 
Fahrelnissa Zeid and the post-war Nouvelle École de Paris: Negotiating a Universalist Modernist Practice with Parochial Cosmopolitanism 
(intervention probablement en français)
 

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Directrice générale du Palestinian Museum (Bir-Zeit, Palestine)

Turkish-Jordanian modernist Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901-1991) was the first Middle Eastern artist to conduct a career recognized at home (Turkey) as well as in post War art centres, decades ahead of globalized contemporary artists. Even as her progress was beset by gender and class bias as well as by orientalist framings, her drive and prolific and innovative production helped her break barriers. She affirmed herself on the 1940s male dominated Turkish art scene, she then became the first Middle Eastern artist to exhibit alone in a commercial New York Gallery in 1950 after her first solo Paris exhibition in 1949. She was the first woman of any origin to exhibit solo at the London ICA in 1954.
My intervention focuses on her 1947-1957 Paris period, even though Fahrelnissa Zeid continued living and exhibiting on and off in Paris until 1968. That year she made Paris her full time home, until she left definitely in 1975.  I will review her successful integration in the Paris art scene, and her complex reception by critics and gatekeepers that ranged from recognizing her paintings’ radical properties to emphasizing her foreign origins.

Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Ph.D. published in 2017 the artist biography Fahrelnissa Zeid. Painter of Inner Worlds (London: Art/Books) based on exclusive access to her private papers and personal archive. It provides a revisionist and definitive account of both her life and the constant reinvention that characterized her artistic practice. It foregrounds the importance of her extensive knowledge of European culture and her shifting health state on her artistic vision, and challenges orientalist interpretations of her art. In doing so, it redefines Fahrelnissa Zeid for the contemporary reader as one of the most important modernists of the twentieth century. Dr. Laïdi-Hanieh is a former student of Fahrelnissa Zeid. She received a Post-doctoral fellowship from the Arab Council for the Social Sciences in 2017, and received her Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from George Mason University in 2015, obtained as a Fulbright scholar. Since 2018 she is the Director General of the Palestinian Museum.

 

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