Oct 25, 2022

New book by Sara Raza ”Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion”

I am delighted to be included in the new book of Sara Raza ‘Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion (Black Dog Press, London), released on October 25, 2022, along with 31 fantastic artists.

SARA RAZA ”Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion” @punkorientalism

This thought-provoking book presents art and ideas hailing from the former Soviet Union, focusing on artists from Central Asia and the Caucasus and reflecting on the USSR’s complex relationship with the Arab world, Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey during and after the Cold War and the collapse of the USSR in 1991. The text functions as a form of bricolage, uniting punk strategies with the critical study of Orientalism and its historical associations with imperialism. Examining history as a conduit for revisionist thinking and rebellion, Punk Orientalism appeals to those readers interested in revolutionary practices in contemporary art.

Featured artists:
Lida Abdul, FarhadAhrarnia, Vyacheslav Akhunov, Reza Aramesh, Said Atabekov, ZeigamAzizov, Babi Badalov, Sonia Balassanian, Ergin Cavusoglu, Ali Cherri, İnci Eviner, Farhad Farzaliyev, Aikaterini Gegisian, Anton Ginzburg, Rokni Haerizadeh, Nadia Kaabi Linke, Gulsun Karamustafa, Gulnara Kasmalieva, Muratbek Djumaliev, Taus Makhacheva, Nazrin Mammadova, Ahmed Mater, Erbossyn Meldibekov, Shahpour Pouyan, IbrahimQuraishi, Koka Ramishvili, Aziza Shadenova, Slavs And Tatars, Sophia Tabatadze, Mitra Tabrizian, Ala Younis