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Issa, Rose

Works: 43 works in 88 publications in 3 languages and 2,144 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  History  Art  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: N7285, 709.550904
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rose Issa
Most widely held works by Rose Issa
Iranian contemporary art by Rose Issa( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Representing significant trends of the Iranian art scene, Iranian Contemporary Art covers a wide range of styles, from calligraphic or abstract to figurative, and includes video photography and installations. It takes as a starting point a moment in the early 1960s when artists from Iran, fully acquainted with western art, sought inspiration from their own rich cultural heritage to produce distinctive forms of modern art. More recent works by a younger generation are shown, amongst them pieces that explore a conflict between modernism and tradition, or take a light-hearted look at the paradoxes of contemporary life."--BOOK JACKET
Shadi Ghadirian : Iranian photographer by Rose (EDT) Issa( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadi Ghadirian is one of Iran's leading contemporary photographers. Born in Tehran in 1974, she has exhibited widely in Europe and the US, and her work has been collected by museums worldwide. She came to the limelight in the late 90s with her Untitled Qajar series, in which she examines the paradoxical position of women in Iran. Women in traditional clothing pose with items such as a bicycle - permitted a hundred years ago, and now forbidden to women. Ghadirian's oeuvre is a spirited wink at authority. With witty parodies of domesticity, she neatly sidesteps both restrictions and expectations."--Jacket
Iranian photography now by Rose Issa( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This publication is a photographic sensation: the visual dynamics of Iranian photography in all its fascinating beauty and heroic resistance is unveiled for the first time, revealing a rich new aesthetics from inside Iran as well as from the Iranian diaspora. We see innovative responses by photographers living in a country under political restrictions, as well as an important body of work from Iranians who have been living in exile for the last thirty years creating works of great political and cultural relevance. The aesthetic response to political terror is provoking, pioneering, and artistically sophisticated, documenting the willingness of a generation of artists to protect freedom with the weapons of their imagination." "This book offers a surprisingly broad spectrum of artistic expression that outshines the Western mainstream. Among the most renowned photographer-artists are Abbas, Reza Aramesh, Shirin Neshat, Parastou Forouhar, Abbas Kiarostami, Kaveh Golestan, Amirali Ghasemi, and Shadi Ghadirian. Their visual imagery constitutes an exciting and instructive journey for the reader, who may have never had access to these histories before. Each of the thirty-six contributing photographers was asked to supply a statement on his or her life and experience as an artist. It is high time to give a voice and a platform to photographers from Iran."--Jacket
Arab photography now by Rose Issa( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cairo stencils by Chant Avedissian( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his highly-coloured, stencilled images, Egyptian-Armenian artist Chant Avedissian - who refined his techniques in Western art schools and whose inspiration is fuelled by the pantheon of Egypt's modern political/cultural Golden Age - deftly explores the boundaries between 'high' and 'low' art; politics and pop; the ephemeral and the enduring; and Egypt and the rest of the world." "As Rose Issa's careful retrospective of the artist shows, Avedissian's subject is, in fact, images themselves - mostly appropriated from the covers of Egyptian magazines from an era, situated roughly between King Farouk's early days and President Nasser's death, when that country was the most determined among all the Arab states in pursuing the ideal of modernity. The brightly burning stars who blaze once again in Avedissian's canvases include legendary singers Om Kulthoum and Asmahan, screen sirens Shadia and Hind Rostom; heartthrobs Farid al-Atrash and Abdel Halim Hafez; and once-adored statesmen like Gamal Abdel Nasser." "Avedissian's voracious appetite for glimpses of these bygone days, and his unerring synthesis of the themes and iconography of Egypt and the Arab world in the 1950s and 1960s, also takes in mothers, sportsmen and women, soldiers, films, hieroglyphics, rural life and advertising."--BOOK JACKET
Parastou Forouhar : art, life and death in Iran by Parastū Furūhar( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication presents a selection of her most startling work so far, created in response to the dramatic social and political upheaval that she experienced after the Iranian Revolution of 1979 and the murder of her parents in Tehran. Though the inspiration behind Forouhar's subject matter may be tragic, her work has a great emotional range: the results are sometimes macabre, occasionally darkly humorous and often purely joyful. Published to coincide with artist's first solo show in the UK at Leighton House Museum, London, in October 2010, this is the first English-language monograph of her work. The Artist's work is in the permanent collections of The Queensland Art Museum, Queensland; Belvedere, Vienna; Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe; Musem of Modern Art, Frankfurt; and the Deutsche Bank Art Collection. Rose Issa provides a foreword and there are essays by the curator and film-maker Lutz Becker and the author and art critic Russell Harris. -- Publication description
Maliheh Afnan : traces, faces and places by Maliheh Afnan( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maliheh Afnan's work appears "as a relic of an older civilization or an archaeological excavation into the collective psyche. The delicacy of Persian miniatures and manuscripts, which she remembers from childhood, is mirrored in her love for intimate scale and the refined beauty of muted colour." Calligraphy plays an important role: images appear that suggest the written word. Works on paper and tablets of painted plaster are reminiscent of ancient, almost obliterated texts, and, like palimpsests, retain only some vestige of literal meaning and an impression of human contact. Afnan has absorbed both Middle Eastern and Western influences. She has looked towards such artists as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jean Dubuffet, and Paul Klee, and shares an affinity with the American artist Mark Tobey, who helped arrange the first European exhibition of her work in 1971. Maliheh Afnan obtained an MFA from the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, in 1962. Her work is represented in the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris and in the British Museum in London. Afnan most recently exhibited at the Martin Gropius Bau Museum in Berlin ("Taswir: Pictorial Mappings of Modernity & Islam")
Mitra Tabrizian : this is that place by Mitra Tabrizian( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and art : the new Iranian cinema( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and Persian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian : mosaics of mirrors by Rose Issa( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raeda Saadeh : reframing Palestine by Rose Issa( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selma Gürbüz : shadows of myself by Selma Gürbüz( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entfernte Nähe : neue Positionen iranischer Künstler = Far near distance : contemporary positions of Iranian artists( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signs, traces, calligraphy : five contemporary artists from North Africa( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Farhad Ahrarnia : canary in a coal mine by Farhad Ahrarnia( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his sculptures and embroidered digital prints on canvas, contemporary artist Farhad Ahrarnia draws inspiration from his upbringing in Iran to comment on inter-cultural misunderstanding, media manipulation, and the ongoing tug-of-war between modernity and tradition. His multi-layered works resonate with symbolism and can be interpreted a multitude of ways, but the warmth, wit, vibrant colours and unsettling tension of loose threads and needles leave an immediate and lasting impression.00Exhibtion: Rosa Issa Projects, London, 2012
Zendegi : twelve contemporary Iranian artists( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stitched : knots of power, strokes of desire, liberty of void : Farhad Ahrarnia by Farhad Ahrarnia( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathi Hassan by Fathi Hassan( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian : heartaches by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 'Heartaches' series - sculptural boxes made of mixed collages and arrangements of photographs, prints and various objects - was made in New York in the Nineties. It refers to the loss of lifetime of work, personal belongings, home and memento. ... The boxes reflect an aspect of her past; the solitude, nostalgia and many travels that allowed her to discover her homeland. These are works made in exile, without her team of Iranian craftsmen and assistants. They are a personal and intimate exercise in memory, loss, grief, desire, shared moments of beauty and happiness, and finding salvation in art'--Rose Issa (Introd.)
Routes : thou shalt not covet thy neighbors idols( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
ʻĪsā, Ruz

عيسى، رز

Shadi Ghadirian : Iranian photographerIranian photography nowArab photography nowCairo stencilsParastou Forouhar : art, life and death in IranMaliheh Afnan : traces, faces and placesMitra Tabrizian : this is that placeMonir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian : heartaches