What I don’t even want to know. Tho I think I do know. More people need to know about anglophile Iraqis they are weirder than francophile Lebanese.
Anglophile Iraqis are a whole other weird group with weird opinions and understandings of global politics lol Those people I am referring to are local Iraqis :s
We were having a discussion in class last week regarding the negative portrayal of minorities in Western media and how you rarely notice a positive accurate portrayal. What many forgot to introduce was that even in the supposedly “positive” portrayal, the majority of American and Canadian media production corporations will only portray people of color “positively” once they have stripped them from their unique identity and culture, and made them forcibly assimilate to the dominant culture. They are only deemed positive and righteous once they have adapted to the cultures and social behaviours of the white (lower-upper) middle-class family, and once they have eradicated any controllable exhibitions of their identities.
L M A O at Iraqis comparing Al Maliki’s failures with “achievements” of westerners like Merkel and Thatcher ..
Born in Syria in 1956, educated in the USA, and inspired by her global and regional memories, Suhair Sibai was able to create paintings that beautifully combine modern themes using classical techniques of artists like Klimt and Caravaggio.
Sibai’s work explore’s several themes in her paintings. One of these is the issue of identity in relation to personal experiences living in a global world. She is also highly invested in the depiction of the facial expressions that result from a different set of emotions. Viewing her paintings, one can be truly overwhelmed with the depiction of certain emotions using colors that would usually contradict those emotions. This in particular makes her perception of human emotion to be uniquely different and thought provoking.
Division and displacement of the “self” within society is the driving force to my work. In simple I am in search of the authentic self. All the while the “subject” of my painting indulge a life of isolation through the juxtaposition of parallel worlds of the familiar and the fabricated, as true self is then concealed incessantly. Though the female form is the conduit for my work, “she” is simply a mere vehicle, while my intent is to uncover a sense of universal truth, transcending any boundaries of gender, place or time. The colors are emotionally charged arousing euphoria, intentionally contradicting the dim and melancholic narrative of the work, to compound feelings of alienation. As the large scale of the work aim to “involve” the viewer in the narrative. - Suhair Sibai