At the Corner of a Dream

A Journey of Resistance and Revolution: The Street Art of Bahia Shebab

Bahia Shehab

At the Corner of a Dream

Bahia Shehab

Distributed for The Gingko Library

96 pages | 86 color plates | 9 1/2 x 9 2/3
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781909942394 Will Publish March 2020 Not for sale in the UK or Ireland
Working with stylized typographic and calligraphic forms, Egyptian-Lebanese street artist Bahia Shehab brings creative presentations of language and culture to public spaces around the world. During the Egyptian revolution of 2011, she began taking to the streets to paint. Starting in Cairo, Shehab began creating large-scale public art as a form of resistance against military rule and violence. With her spray can in hand, this artist, designer, and historian set out to spread beautiful and empowering images in the face of tumultuous times. Now she has taken her peaceful resistance to the streets of the world, creating works in cities from New York to Tokyo, Amsterdam, and Honolulu. Engaging with identity and the preservation of cultural heritage, Shehab creates work that investigates Islamic art history and reinterprets contemporary Arab politics, feminist discourse, and social issues. Internationally renowned, Shehab’s work has been on display in exhibitions, galleries, and city streets across the world and has earned her a number of international recognitions and awards, including the BBC 100 Women list, TED Senior fellowship, and a Prince Claus Award. In 2016, she became the first Arab woman to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture.

At the Corner of a Dream offers extensive documentation of Shehab’s powerful street paintings. It also chronicles the stories of the people she meets along her journeys and includes her observations from the streets of each new city she visits. Shehab’s work is a manifesto, a cry for freedom and dignity, and a call to never stop dreaming.
 
Contents
Cairo: You can Crush the Flowers, Vancouver: Stand and Fight, New York: Women in Prison, Madison: No to the Impossible, Marrakesh: We Love Life, Istanbul: Size does not Matter, Tokyo: Two Little Girls, Cephalonia: People Drowning at Sea, Beirut: My Suitca
Review Quotes
Prince Claus Fund, The Netherlands
"Shehab uses the past to shed new light on the present and inspires the next generation of academics and graphic designers." 
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