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ERIC Number: EJ997797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3125
Diana Al-Hadid: Identity and Heritage
Jungerberg, Tom; Smith, Anna; Borsh, Colleen
Art Education, v65 n6 p25-32 Nov 2012
Diana Al-Hadid's sculptures reflect the many locations, cultures, histories, and mythologies that have shaped her as an artist. In large-scale works which have the appearance of architectural ruins, Al-Hadid employs imagery drawn from many diverse interests including science and technology, history, and literature. She also incorporates images and narratives rooted in the historical and cultural contexts of her upbringing in the American Midwest and her birthplace in the Middle East. Because of these rich connections to her background, Al-Hadid's artwork is a catalyst for developing a dialogue with students about their various personal or cultural heritages. This article presents exercises wherein students will study two sculptures by Al-Hadid and consider how their individual and cultural pasts can be represented in art. Then, they will collaborate on a large-scale, location-specific sculpture which represents their collective past. (Contains 6 figures, 5 endnotes and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A