The Essential Veil 52009 - 2011
Edition: 2 | 3
The Essential Veil is an artistic research on the diverse and rich symbolic meanings the veil possesses and how it is worn by different people from different cultural backgrounds today. Guided by the obsessional photographic work on women’s costumes in Morocco by famous French psychiatrist Gaëtan Gatian de Clérambault (1872-1934) and through a personal documentation of the recurring semantical structures of the veil, Diana Lui unmasks the very essence of its multiple meanings, possibly finding the "essential or universal veil", hence giving clues to our complex existence.
- Diana Lui