Margherita Foresti is a Ph.D. candidate in Contemporary Art History at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Her research focuses on contemporary art from the Middle East, with emphasis on post-2010 Syria.
Can artistic strategies of re-appropriation and remediation perform a de-orientalization of an imperialist image? Margherita Foresti writes about Heba Y. Amin’s rendering of a 19th-century photograph of an Egyptian harem in tapestry.
Ammar al-Beik’s film The Sun’s Incubator offers a destabilizing, non-linear view of the Arab revolutions from a domestic setting. Margherita Foresti analyses the film’s complex temporality, manifested mainly through the motif of the TV screen.