The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has acquired Djamila, a lithograph by Asad Fauwell that depicts Djamila Bouhired, one of the female combatants who took part in The Battle of Algiers.
Djamila like her comrades, carried out attacks against the colonial French population in Algiers. This piece attempts to show how these women were both aggressors and victims, victimized both by their French adversaries and ostracized by Algerian society.
The artist completed Djamila, his first Lithograph with Bedrock Art Editions in Kansas City, MO.
April 12, 2018