Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Oreet Ashery

Portrait Sketch

Portrait Sketch

Oreet Ashery. Portrait Sketch, 2006.

Description:
"Portrait Sketch," Street Intervention, Delhi, 2006. In 2006, whilst in Delhi, Ashery visited the craft market Dilli Haat dressed as a Jewish man. She had her portrait drawn by a portrait sketch artist. Later on in the day she returned, this time dressed as an Arab man and was drawn again by the same artist. The portrait sketch artist who might have been bemused or perplexed, did not reveal any such feelings, he just got on with his job and drew what ever he saw in front of him. The intervention invites the viewer to contemplate the nature of authorship in art and identity.

Medium:
Public/Site-specific

Tags:
drawing, identity, public, intervention, gender, performance, performativity, Muslim, Delhi

Images
Colored FolksMarcus Fisher, boy to manRight, LeftPortrait SketchReturning InteractionDrawingsVillage series I

Videos
Why do you think I left?

Location
London, ENGLAND
UK

Contact
oreet@blueyonder.co.uk

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