The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society

Articles

Coming Soon!

Feature in February 2013 issue of Art in America
Book review in February 2013 issue of Canvas (Middle East Art & Culture magazine)
Book review in Art Journal (quarterly magazine published by College Arts Association)
Book review in Islamic Arts Magazine (online magazine about Middle East art)
Book review in Harper’s Bazaar Art, Arabia (issue TBD)

Currently Available:

Across Cultures – Lebanese International University - “The Art of Beauty” (October 26, 2012) PDF Available

Ahramonline.com – “The Fertile Crescent: Female artists from the Middle East take on New Jersey” (September 3, 2012) PDF Available

Art & Australia magazine – Art Goings on in New York Tri-State Area (Fall 2012 issue) PDF not available

Artbook.com – “The New York Times Holiday gift guide recommends: Fertile Crescent” (December 6, 2012) PDF Available

Artdaily.org (Book announcement) – “Rutgers University announces publication of ‘The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society” (August 12, 2012) PDF Available

Artis (Feature) – “Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society, a program of the Rutgers Institute for Women and Art, supported by Artis” (Fall 2012) PDF Available

Art Media Agency (Book Feature) – “The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society comes out in November” (August 24, 2012) PDF Available

ARTnews (Full Page Feature/Art Talk Section) – “Lifting the Veil” (October 2012) PDF available

Art Times – “Culturally Speaking” column (August 2012) PDF Available

Jewish Daily Forward (Feature) – “Exhibit Focuses on Middle Eastern Women Artists – Sprawling Series of N.J. Shows Exposes, But Doesn’t Explain” (October 16, 2012) PDF Available

Muslim Societies in Asia and the Pacific (Piece promoting symposium) ­ “The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society, a program of Rutgers Institute for Women and Art” (September 6, 2012) PDF Available

My Central Jersey - “Snapshot of a Civilization” (September 9, 2012) PDF Available

National Museum of Women in the Arts magazine – Art News Section “The Fertile Crescent” feature (Fall 2012 issue) PDF Available

Newark Star Ledger (Feature) – “On Art: ‘Fertile Crescent’ series examines women in the Middle East (August 30, 2012) PDF Available

Newsworks – Inscribed from NJ Arts News TV program (August 28, 2012) PDF Available

New Jersey Jewish News – “Arts festival focuses on women in the Mideast – Rutgers and Princeton showcase works from Arabs, Israelis, Iranians” (September 25, 2012) PDF Available

New Jersey Jewish News - “A Debate Over Portrayals of Orthodox Women” (October 3, 2012) PDF Available

New Jersey Jewish News - "Bridge-Building Artist Sets Sights on Dead Sea" (October 3, 2012) PDF Available

New Jersey Monthly (Feature) – “Fertile Idea for an Exhibition – The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society is an exhibition of art by women with roots in the Middle East” (July 16, 2012) PDF Available

NJ.com - “Princeton Symphony Orchestra to perform Aaron Jay Kernis's 'Color Field' (Nov. 2, 2012) PDF Available

New York Public Library Newsletter/Website (Promotion for book event) – “An Art Book: Negar Ahkami, Kelly Baum, Judith K. Brodsky, Ferris Olin, Gilane Tawadros, Nil Yalter PDF Available

New York Times (Holland Cotter Fall Exhibition Column) – “Here’s Looking at You, Conceptualism” (September 6, 2012) PDF Available

New York Times (Feature New Jersey Metropolitan Section) “From the Middle East, a Rarely Heard Chorus” (August 31, 2012) PDF Available

New York Times (“Spare Times for Nov. 9-15”) – Prominent item with two photos promoting the entire program and the New York Public Library book event
PDF Available

New York Times (Book Review) “Between Two Covers, Wide Worlds of Art” (November 20, 2012) PDF Available

Photo District News (Photo of the Day) – Photo Essay with 10 images (November 20, 2012) PDF Available

Princeton Magazine (Cover feature) – “The Fertile Crescent: Model of Collaboration (October 2012) PDF Available

Princeton Princeton Public Library Events - “Fertile Crescent Exhibition: Mary Cross and Ifat Shatzky" (September 15, 2012) PDF Available

Princeton Sun - “Hitting the right note”, Songs of the Fertile Crescent' show moved to Nov. 15" (November 14-20, 2012) PDF Available

Princeton University Museum Magazine - “Interview with Fertile Crescent Curators Judith K. Brodsky and Ferris Olin” PDF Available

Princeton University Museum Online - “Q&A with Sigalit Landau” PDF Available

Princeton University Museum Online - “Q&A with Laila Shawa” PDF Avail able

Publishers Weekly (Review) “… professors Brodsky and Olin bring together 24 compelling contemporary creators for this beautiful, tough, and stimulating collection” (November 2012) PDF Avaiable

Ragazine Feminist Art Blog (Feature) – “Feminist Art of the Middle East: Politics, Society and Sexuality in Middle Eastern Feminist Art: Learning from Three Fertile Crescent Exhibitions” (October 2012) PDF Available

Rutgers Focus - ‘Fertile Crescent’ Exhibit Offers Insight into Paradoxes of Contemporary Middle East” (August 2012) PDF Available

Rutgers Today - “Impassioned Art by Middle Eastern Women Set to Intrigue during Rutgers–Camden Exhibit Open through Dec. 15” (October 23, 2012) PDF Available

SIGNS: Journal of Women in Culture and Society - “Visibility and Visuality: Reframing Gender in the Middle East, North Africa, and their diasporas” (December 11, 2012) PDF Available

The Artful Blogger - “Living Work of Art” (Febuary 16, 2012) PDF Available

The Artful Blogger - “Memory of Here, Memory of There” (September 8, 2012) PDF Available

The Central New Jersey Sun - “West Windsor Arts Center Exhibit Opening Reception September 8” (August 8, 2012) PDF Available

The Daily Targum - “Exhibit Showcases Middle Eastern Art: Mason Gross Galleries highlight women's work of other countries” (September 7, 2012) PDF Available

The Daily Targum (Inside Beat) – “The Fertile Crescent Project: Art as an Agent of Social Change” (September 14, 2012) PDF Available

The Daily Targum - “Festival addresses Iranian women's rights” (November 29, 2012) PDF Available

Time Off - “Fertile Crescent: a multi-exhibit project explores women artists in the Middle East through art, film, panels, and lectures” (October 7, 2012) PDF Available

Town Topics (Feature) – “Once Upon a Time in The Fertile Crescent: Two Girls and a Hat” (October 4, 2012) PDF Available

US 1 Princeton Info - “The Arts' Gender Gap: More than a Mirage” (August 29, 2012) PDF Available

Visit Princeton.org: Princeton Things to Do - “Featured Events: The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society” (Fall 2012) PDF Available

West Windsor & Plainboro News - "On Stage and On the Walls" (August 24, 2012) PDF Available

Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts Blog - http://rutgerscamdencenterforthearts.wordpress.com/