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Cover Art Concept

Cover Art Concept Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/247/1982869/247elkateb.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 THIRD S PACE MO N A ELKA T E B am a visual artist based in Cairo, Egypt. I like to experiment with a range of I mediums, including digital illustration and design. The work on this issue’s cover, The Opening (2022), was originally part of an exhibition titled tih mish marbuta, loosely translating to “untied” and referring to the Arabic letter taa marbuta, used to identify the feminine form of a word. The name alludes to a visual and symbolic change to this letter, an implied liberation of it. The exhibition, which opened in June 2022 at Motion Gallery in Cairo, was curated by Enjy El Hakim and explored a range of visual expressions of female cultural symbols, namely, the womb, the Arabic word for which rahim has ety- mological links to the words for “mercy”and “compassion.” It showcased a range of paintings in various sizes exploring themes of birth, rebirth, and the restricting confinement of labels. The collection also included an installation: a painted gynecological examination chair from the 1970s. This piece is an attempt to dismantle the various systems of gender inequality and the cultural http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Middle East Women s Studies Duke University Press

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Copyright © 2023 by the Association for Middle East Women’s Studies
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1552-5864
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1558-9579
DOI
10.1215/15525864-10462439
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Downloaded from http://read.dukeupress.edu/jmews/article-pdf/19/2/247/1982869/247elkateb.pdf by DEEPDYVE INC user on 12 August 2023 THIRD S PACE MO N A ELKA T E B am a visual artist based in Cairo, Egypt. I like to experiment with a range of I mediums, including digital illustration and design. The work on this issue’s cover, The Opening (2022), was originally part of an exhibition titled tih mish marbuta, loosely translating to “untied” and referring to the Arabic letter taa marbuta, used to identify the feminine form of a word. The name alludes to a visual and symbolic change to this letter, an implied liberation of it. The exhibition, which opened in June 2022 at Motion Gallery in Cairo, was curated by Enjy El Hakim and explored a range of visual expressions of female cultural symbols, namely, the womb, the Arabic word for which rahim has ety- mological links to the words for “mercy”and “compassion.” It showcased a range of paintings in various sizes exploring themes of birth, rebirth, and the restricting confinement of labels. The collection also included an installation: a painted gynecological examination chair from the 1970s. This piece is an attempt to dismantle the various systems of gender inequality and the cultural

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Journal of Middle East Women s StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jul 1, 2023

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