Critical Writing Index

Jamelie Hassan:: At the Center of Marginality

by Amra Ali

Nutka Art, 2013, v. 8, no. 2, pp. 64-67

ISSN 1991-0304

This article reviews Jamelie Hassan's retrospective exhibition At the Far Edge of Words which toured across Canada. Ali discusses the main themes of the exhibition as being the representation of self and memory in relation to land and the effects of war. Ali takes up scholar Dot Tuer's catalogue essay which utilizes theorist Walter Mignolo's conception of the world in terms of center and periphery, to argue that Hassan's artistic themes of war abroad (specifically in her native Lebanon) in relation to Canada (as her present place of home) are exemplified in her work in terms of subversive intervention in official narratives.

ITEM 2013.150 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited war artJamelie Hassan

Wall with DoorJamelie Hassan

Commemoration and CurfewJamelie Hassan

Primer for WarJamelie Hassan

RatiiedarSamina Mansuri

MukiiiratSamina Mansuri