Fine art digital print on archival paper
Limited edition of 30
20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
This print is part of Younes' Shame series. The Arabic script on this print—h'shouma—translates to guilt. The sculpture imaged in this print is Venus de Milo by Alexandros of Antioch (ca. 130-100 BCE).
By implying disgrace, voyeurism, indiscretion, and guilt, Younes explores how contemporary media plays a major part in promoting conflicting information surrounding Arabic culture and how this misinformation lacks self-reflection and insight into Western culture. This series is a way to denounce the duplicity lying beneath both freedom of expression in the West and the socio-cultural ethics of the East, and historic censorship in the West while that of the East is condemned.