Exotic to Critique Exoticism

"Les Femmes du Moroc: Grand Odalisque"

Benjamin Genocchio: “ ‘Lalla Essaydi: Les Femmes du Maroc,’ an exhibition at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum,  draws attention to one of the most interesting if puzzling developments in contemporary art: a revival of exotic, often historical imagery of people from faraway places in the name of a critique of exoticism…”  (NY Times, March 4, 2010)

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