Hardcover: 176 pages
Editor: Eline van der Vlist
Book design: Hans Gremmen
Publisher: The Khalid Shoman Foundation (1 Sept. 2015)
Distributor: Idea Books
Language: English and Arabic
ISBN-13: 978- 9082148411
This book presents a fully illustrated survey of award-winning artist Emily Jacir's oeuvre, including film and video works, installations, interventions, audio works, and sculpture. From Change/Exchange (1998) to Untitled (SOLIDARIDAD) (2013), the book contains reproductions of key works such as ex libris (2010-2012), commissioned for dOCUMENTA (13), as well as several rarely seen works. This includes two site-specific works that have not been shown since they were created in 1999, Everywhere/Nowhere, and from Amman to Bethlehem (contraband).
Since the early 1990s, Jacir has created works about transformation, questions of translation, resistance, and the logic of the archive. With restrained formal means she makes visible silenced historical narratives, with a focus on her own political, historical, and social relationships.
The book is fully bi-lingual English-Arabic, and includes original essays by Adila Laïdi-Hanieh and Ahmad Zatari, as well as an interview with the artist by Yazid Anani, together giving profound insight to Jacir's work.