'Imaging Selfs' deals with portraits of artists. It features black-and-white representations of 80 practitioners in the fields of the visual arts, photography, film, design, music, theatre, literature, dance and choreography in Malaysia. They are portraits of those who continue to practice and produce work. It is the most extensive exposition of artists' portraits, as a topic. [...]

Portraiture defines Soraya's photographic practice. This publication points to some of the beginnings of that practice and briefly examines aspects of its early development. The abiding preoccupation is with portraits and portraiture and especially with portraying artists. How, for instance, are rights of representation of the self asserted, authorized and realized? How is personhood, the individual desired, inscribed and received? Who are artists and how may they be pictured? These are among questions that propel thinking on Soraya's portraits of artists. In answering them, issues related to politics, culture, aesthetics, technology, inter-personal relationships and desire for self-representation are discussed. [...]' (Front inside sleeve, 'Imaging Selfs')

This publication accompanies the exhibition 'Imaging Selfs. Portraits by Soraya Yusof Talismail' held at Galeri Petronas, Kuala Lumpur from November 2008 to January 2009.
Access level

Onsite

Location code MONL.TAS6
Language

English, 

Malay

Publication/Creation date

2008

Edition

1

No of pages

232

ISBN / ISSN

9789839738742

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Introduction

- T.K. SABAPATHY

Close & Personal

- Soraya TALISMAIL

Soraya's Portrait of a Person

- Eric PERIS

Imaging Selfs. Thoughts on Soraya's Portraits of Artists

- T.K. SABAPATHY

In Conversation

- T.K. SABAPATHY, Soraya TALISMAIL

A Collector's Adventures in the Malaysian Art World

- Pakhruddin SULAIMAN

Imaging Selfs: Soraya Yusof Talismail - Portraits of Artists
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