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Ethics, Iconoclasm, and Qur'anic Art in Indonesia (reprint)

George, Kenneth M.


What predicaments and crises are posed, whose interests are served, and what discourses are advanced when artists use the Qur’an for aesthetic projects? This essay throws light on some of the ethical and ideological energies that have animated today's Muslim art publics by looking at the anxiety and outcry in Indonesia's art world over the use of Qur’anic script in fashion and in painting. I argue that moments of panic or outrage may afford us a special glimpse of ethicopolitical claims as to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Everyday Islam (Cultural Anthropology)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1360.2009.01041.x


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