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‘Thinly Veiled Misogyny’ in Mideast

Two years ago, Atlanta artist Diane Hause started a series of paintings and sculptures about the forced veiling of women in Middle Eastern countries. Through an e-mail correspondence with members of The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, she heard stories of women suffering at the hands of that country’s Taliban regime.

Her work concerns the practice of draping women head to toe in garments that she says render them “collectively featureless, mute, and thus invisible.” A benefit art exhibition Hause was planning is now on hold, but you can see the work on her Website. Click on “artwork,” then on “Thinly Veiled Misogyny.”

— Catherine Fox for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 30, 2001

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