Critical Writing Index

Defining an Identity in Art

by Sun Shuangjie

Global Times, Dec. 24, 2013

A review of Nilbar Gures self-acted video piece, entitled, Undressing (2006), which shows Gures removing layers of headscarves, a symbol of Islam for many people, offering the idea that Muslim women represent themselves first, before their religion or nation. The piece evokes a tension between tradition and modernity and uses video as a powerful tool for direct storytelling.

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Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

UndressingNilbar Gures