Contemporary Art, World Cinema, and Visual Culture: Essays by Hamid Dabashi
Edited by Hamid Keshmirshekan, Hamid Keshmirshekan

Hardback | Sep 2019 | Anthem Press | 9781783089192 | 250pp | 229x152mm | RFB | AUD$194.99, NZD$234.99

Contemporary Art, World Cinema, and Visual Culture by Hamid Dabashi is a collection of writings by the acclaimed cultural critic and scholar of Middle Eastern history and culture. A comprehensive Introduction rigorously frames chapters and identifies in Dabashi's writings a comprehensible approach, which forms the criteria for selecting the essays for the volume. The Introduction also teases out of these essays the overarching theme that holds them together, the manner they inform a particularly critical angle in them and the way they cohere together. This Introduction dwells on the work of one scholar, public intellectual and theorist of modern and contemporary arts to extrapolate more universal issues of concern to art criticism in general. These scattered materials and their underlying theoretical and critical logic are a unique contribution to the field of modern and contemporary arts of the Middle East.