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Spotlight of the Week: Lili Almog

June 15, 2011

I can’t believe it’s been close to two years since Lili Almog’s exhibition The Other Half of the Sky, as the images are still very fresh in my mind.

Lili Almog, "Three Muslim Women", 2007

For this project, The Other Half of the Sky, Lili Almog traveled to several different regions of China photographing and documenting in particular women of minorities with an emphasis on the Muslim women and the unique Mosuo women—one of the last matriarchal societies still in existence. This journey was an extension of her previous explorations on the female identity, and really captured many traditions being threatened by globalization.

“I wanted to look at the paradox of China as a society in extraordinary transition and yet still deeply embedded in tradition and to see how the communist revolution, with its vision of nobility of physical labor and emphasis on gender equality, left its mark on women’s and personal identity in a changing China.” — Lili Almog

This project ended up dividing into 6 different series:

Backyard – Muslim women

Factory –Tile Factory women

Street –Shangri-La’s pedestrian women

Lake –Matriarchal society women

Mountain –Women living by the moutains

Land –Farming women.

An example of each series can be seen in the slideshow below.

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For more information on the artist and her works, feel free to contact the gallery at info @ andreameislin [dot] com.

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