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"Ghada Amer" erakusketaren katalogoa. Catálogo de la exposición.
Gagosian Gallery web:
Born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt, Amer grew up in the politically charged period that followed the Six-Day War. In 1974 Amer, along with her family moved to France where she studied art and received her M.F.A. at Beaux Arts in Nice.
During one of the artist's annual trips back to Egypt, Amer discovered Venus, a fashion magazine that appropriated images of western models and crudely superimposed short hair, hats or veils, and sleeves to depict modern Muslim women. This strange hybrid of French fashion and Islamic morality intrigued the artist. Amer began to use these images as a source for her work, which inspired her to think about the roles of women in contemporary society. As Amer's work developed, she began to lift images of women from pornographic magazines, embroidering them onto the canvas, a process also taking its cue from traditional women's roles.