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Scratching on Things I Could Disavow The following statement is about an art project titled "Scratching on Things I Could Disavow: A History of Art in the Arab World" by Valid Raad. Does "Scratching on Things I Could Disavow" mean "unveiling things that I probably would ignore before" or something else? Statement: ... I expected them to do so in the artworks of past artists. I thought their paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, and drawings would be their most hospitable hosts. I was wrong. Instead, colours, lines, shapes and forms took refuge in unexpected places. They hid in roman and Arabic letters and numbers; in circles, rectangles and squares; in yellow, blue and green. They dissimulated as fonts, covers, titles and indices; as the graphic lines and footnotes of books; they camouflaged as letters, price lists, dissertations and catalogues; as diagrams and budgets. They hibernated not in, but around artworks
Nov 18, 2017 4:48 AM
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English, German, Persian (Farsi)
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English, German