Who will make me real?

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Acquired in 2010 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Saadeh, Raeda
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bibliography
collection_code
PDP
credit
Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography at the V&A and the British Museum
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2003-01-01
date_text
2003 (photographed)
descriptive_line
Photograph, 'Who will make me real?', digital c-type print, by Raeda Saadeh, Palestine, 2003
dimensions
Height: 94 cm image, Width: 119 cm image, Height: 96 cm frame, Width: 124.5 cm frame, Height: 101 cm perspex box, Width: 126.3 cm perspex box, Depth: 9 cm perspex box
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id
564370
label
The artist lies in a pose that recalls 19th-century European paintings of reclining nudes. These often featured non-European women and ‘Orientalist’ costumes and scenery. Saadeh is encased in Palestinian newspapers, which conceal her body from neck to ankle while revealing its contours. The covering is both flimsy and apparently immobilising, resembling a papier-mâché body cast. Any sensuality implied by her pose is disrupted by the harsh realities reported in the newspaper. (Marta Weiss) [September 2012]
last_checked
2014-08-30T23:41:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T23:41:16.000Z
latitude
30.89904
location
In Storage
longitude
-94.675034
marks
materials
photographic paper
materials_techniques
Digital c-type print
museum_number
E.356-2010
museum_number_token
e3562010
object_number
O1159918
object_type
Photograph
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original_price
physical_description
A colour photograph of a woman covered with newspapers reclining and leaning upon a pillow on a striped bed cover.
place
Palestine
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production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Raeda Saadeh is a Jerusalem-based Palestinian artist with a growing international reputation. She uses photography, video, performance and installations to explore issues of Palestinian identity, often focusing specifically on gender. In this highly staged self-portrait, the artist represents herself as an odalisque with a political twist. Rather than posing as one of the passive, sexually available women that recur in Orientalist art, she gazes directly at the viewer, her body encased in Palestinian newspapers.
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rights
3
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slug
who-will-make-me-real-photograph-saadeh-raeda
sys_updated
2014-08-18T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
c-type colour photography, digital imaging
title
Who will make me real?
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vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2003