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Constructing Identities: Recent Works by Jananne al-Ani

November 21, 1999 – February 28, 2000

Museum: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Location: Sublevel 1

On view are two pairs of large-format photographs and a related video by contemporary artist Jananne al-Ani (b. 1966) that address Orientalism, and in particular the representation of women, which has played a central role in perpetuating many of the misconceptions about the Islamic Near East, some still prevalent today.