The 18th World Congress of Jewish Studies

Amira Ziyan, Hiding in the Light: A Synergy of Contrasts as a Visual Code of “Otherness” in Israeli Art

The lecture represents a case of the interplay of majority and minority identities in Israeli Art, focusing on a series of female portraits taken in 2017 by Israeli-Druze photographer Amira Ziyan. I explore a set of visual codes denoting "otherness" and expressing the duality of the artist`s inner self-perception and expression.