There Where You Are Not

Selected Writings by Kamal Boullata

There Where You Are Not brings together the writings of celebrated Palestinian artist and theorist Kamal Boullata (b. 1942).


Produced over four decades of exile in Europe, North Africa, and the United States, many are translated into English or published for the first time. The experience of exile and imperatives of resistance permeate the essays, whose subjects range from autobiography to contemporary art, early ruminations on gender relations, language and the visual, to questions of identity and globalization. Taken collectively, they explore intersections between aesthetics, history, and politics that are central to the historio-graphy of modern Arab art.