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This Bridge Called Imagination: On Reading the Arab Image Foundation and Its Collection

Dore Bowen
© 2008

About the Author:

Dore Bowen is an art historian and curator. Her research concerns the phenomenology of media, focusing on works that modify memory by appropriating and altering analog cinema and photography. In 2003 she co-curated “Agitate: Negotiating the Photographic Process,” and in 2006-2007 “Not Given: Talking of and Around Photographs of Arab Women.” For each exhibition she edited an accompanying special issue of Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts . Her essay “Imagine There's No Image (It's Easy If You Try): Appropriation in the Age of Digital Reproduction,” is published in The Companion to Art History Since 1945 , ed. Amelia Jones, Blackwell Press. Her essay “Sacred Cow, Sacred Text: Allegories of the Spectacle in BLW's Re-Speaking Project” is forthcoming in Adaptation Theories , ed. Jillian Saint Jacques, Jan van Eyk Press. Currently, she is curating an exhibition with Isabelle Massu at the Musée de Prehistoire in France. Bowen received her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester and is an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at San José State University.