Title

Contemporary Art and Migrant Identity “Construction” in the UAE and Qatar

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Sarina Wakefield, Zayed University

ORCID Identifiers

0000-0003-1261-319X

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal of Arabian Studies

Publication Date

8-7-2017

Abstract

© 2017, © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This paper explores the linkages between contemporary art and the representation of migrant laborers in the Gulf states, with the aim of examining how migrant laborers, mostly from South Asian nations, are represented within the cultural sector in the Gulf. It discusses how migration is implicated within national discourses in the Gulf states, analyzes how these complex migrant identities are involved within museum and heritage development, and considers the way that laborers are represented, and engaged with, in contemporary artistic practice. It is suggested that contemporary art offers a unique window through which to analyze and explore migrant identity in the Gulf states.

ISSN

2153-4764

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Volume

7

Issue

sup1

First Page

99

Last Page

111

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Keywords

contemporary art, Doha, Dubai, Gulf states, heritage, laborers, migrants, migration, museum, Qatar, United Arab Emirates

Scopus ID

85065842185

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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