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Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: North Africa
(1,093 words)

This entry discusses women visual artists from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya, the artistic and social issues they address in their work, and the history and politics of the art worlds in which they operate.

The entry of North African women artists and designers into the visual arts has historically been a doubly difficult one due to male-dominated art movements and the politics of the international art market. Despite these ongoing obstacles, North African women artists exhibit abroad to critical acclaim and also present t…

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Pieprzak, Katarzyna, “Arts: Visual Arts and Artists: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0299e>
First published online: 2009

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