Die Adresse der Ausstellung lautet: Anahita Arts of Asia
Tel.:03055205464 10625 Berlin
Beschreibung der Ausstellung:
âIn Orientalism (1978), the famous Palestinian scholar Edward W. Said (1935-
2003) wrote of the Orient as a âlocale requiring Western attention,
reconstruction, even redemption. The Orient existed as a place isolated from
the mainstream of European progress in the sciences, art, and commerce.
Thus, whatever good or bad values were imputed to the Orient appeared to be
functions of some highly specialized Western interest in the Orient.â In a
nutshell, according to this theoretical approach, the notion of the Orient was
created by and defined through Occidental interests.
"I shall be calling Orientalism, a way of coming to terms with the Orient that is
based on the Orientâs special place in European experience. The Orient is not
only adjacent to Europe; it is also the place of Europeâs greatest and richest and
oldest colonies, the source of its civilizations and languages, its cultural
contestant, and one of its deepest and most recurrent images of the Other. In
addition, the Orient has helped to define Europe."