Naima Morelli

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My latest piece for Middle East Monitor is titled: “Saudi artist Hawazin Alotaibi rethinks gender norms and masculinity in the Gulf.”

It’s a piece of art criticism about this young artist, who doesn’t sheer away from using image distortion and experimental printing processes in order to create portrayals of male figures that contend with evolving conceptions of Arab masculinity.

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Saudi artist Moza Almatrooshi

“The magical realism that resonates with me the most is the religious mythology that is born out of the Arabian Peninsula,” she tells me. “Until recently, there were minimal efforts to unearth all the erasure of pre-Islamic mythologies and histories in the region. I became interested in all the negative spaces that were vacant and allowed for a re-imagined social landscape to form.”

The webmagazine Middle East Monitor has just published my interview with Emirati artist Mooza Almatrooshi.

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