Searching Through the Other

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Title

Searching Through the Other

Subject

LibArt 2023

Description

I consider this my first exploration of rebar as a material and as a symbol of my Arab identity. As a material, I find it compelling that rebar is can only be seen when a building is destroyed, otherwise it is invisible. As the child of a Syrian immigrant, the talks of Syrian history and the civil war is something embedded in my mind, and a place of war and destruction is unfortunately what people perceive Syria as. The disoriented rebar figures came about as a response to the Syrian civil war, but also addressing the normalization of associating destruction and famine to the Arab world.

Creator

Nada Bayazid

Date

2023

Rights

Held by creator

Format

Oil on Fabric on Panel

Collection

Citation

Nada Bayazid, “Searching Through the Other,” KU Libraries Exhibits, accessed April 17, 2024, https://exhibits.lib.ku.edu/items/show/8900.