Entry Title: "The Wandering Veil"
Name: Leila Syed-Fatemi , Canada
Category and Expertise: Other_FA, Student
Entry Description: In current contemporary art, the veil is almost always seen as a political symbol alluding to oppression, however the interpretation of the veil cannot be contained to one opinion, symbol or meaning. It is always being re-contextualized, re-defined, re-exhibited and re-explored. This project aims to contribute the experience of a veil-wearer to the current works that exist about the veil. This series of self-portraits consider the depth of meaning that the veil holds; exploring themes of religion, identity, feminism, absence and presence, the human figure, and the invisible gaze.