October 30, 2011

Ghada Amer













Love Grave, 2003




















Love Park, 1999
Detail



















Revolution 2.0, 2011
Acrylic and embroidery
















Breathe Into Me, 2003
Acrylic, collage, and embroidery on paper



















Barbie Loves Ken, Ken Loves Barbie, 1995-2004
Embroidery on cotton


Ghada Amer, born in Cairo, Egypt, focuses her work on the issues of sexuality and gender. She is a multimedia artist with examples of painting, drawing, sculpture, performance, and installation. Ghada Amer's work revolves around cliché roles imposed on women as well as the idea of "feminine activities". Amer's work generally focuses on universal problems like the oppression of women in all cultures and celebrates female sexuality, love, and beauty.



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