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From famous figures and works to contemporary pieces and their implications, read up on the engaging essays from some of Yiara’s contributors.

When Art Takes a Backseat: An Interview With Malak El Mahmoudy – Yaasrah Ahmed

Contemporary Western art has recently become synonymous with self-expression and liberation. In this interview with Malak El Mahmoudy, our contributor Yaasrah Ahmed explores the perspective of viewing the pursuit of art as a privilege, rather than as a right. What forces artists to put their art on hold? And in what case does the pursuit of art put an artist’s liberation at risk?