Fahad Hajailan, Amina Agueznay: The Art Library: Discovering Arab Artists
Edited by Mona Khazindar and Misk Art Institute
The fifth and sixth volumes of The Art Library, a pioneering art series that documents the most important modern and contemporary Arab artists.
These gorgeously designed volumes offer an informal and yet detailed introduction to the most prominent figures of Arab art. The collection is characterized by medium-size books, each one dedicated to a single artist, richly illustrated, and rigorously documented.
The publications, with editions in English and Arabic, are launched two by two seasonally, in spring and fall, in a sophisticated cardboard slipcase. Each slipcase presents a Saudi along with a non-Saudi artist.
The content of the series is developed by Misk Art Institute in collaboration with renowned authors specializing in Arab art and under the curatorship of Mona Khazindar, former general director of the Institut du monde arabe in Paris.
Fahad Hajailan(1957–2018) is a Saudi fine artist. He is one of the most prominent artists in the contemporary Saudi fine arts scene and a founding member of the Riyadh Fine Art Group.
Amina Agueznay (1963–) was born in Casablanca, Morocco, where she currently lives and works. Since 1999, when she exhibited her work at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris, Agueznay has regularly shown in contemporary art exhibitions in Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakech, New York, Paris, Algiers, Lille, Rotterdam, Stuttgart, and Berlin, among others.
About The Author
Art historian Mona Khazindar is an expert in modern and contemporary Arab visual arts. Formerly director general of the Institut du monde arabe, to which she was devoted for more than twenty years, and curator of a large number of very important exhibitions, Khazindar is the author of Visions from Abroad, Historical and Contemporary Representations of Arabia (Skira, 2019). Misk Art Institute is Saudi Arabia's leading non-profit cultural organization that empowers local artists through an interconnected ecosystem of support, expertise, and education.