Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ganzeer
    born 1982
    born: Giza, Egypt
    Booklyn, Inc., publisher
    founded 1999
    Issue Press, printer
    founded 2010
  • Balouta, 2015
  • Ganzeer's Trouble Trunk
  • Where object was made: Michigan, United States
  • risograph
  • Object Height/Width: 432 x 279 mm
    Object Height/Width: 17 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Shirley Cundiff Haines and Jordan L. Haines Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0025.14

A woman wearing a hijab and what appears to be some sort of robe is depicted from the waist up. She is holding a bright pink, dripping blob in her hands and is preparing to take a bite out of it. Her eyes, the text behind her, and the patterned background are the same shade of pink. Below the blob and in front of her chest is a small, old-fashioned television which shows a military man at a press conference. The text behind her is in Arabic and reads “Balouta,” loosely translated as “blah.”