“SPACE” BY NUJOOM ALGHANEM, 2016


11 cm × 24 cm

Book designed for Nujoom Alghanem's "Space", 1984. Typed manuscript (reproduced in 2017) exhibited at the UAE Pavillion at La Biennale di Venezia. Nujoom Alghanem is a poet, journalist, and artist. Nujoom's ambitions extended beyond the sphere of literary forms. In her work she investigates simple ways of injecting visual strategies into the construction of her own form of concrete poetry. Her poems were not realized in print form in the manner she envisaged – publishing constraints meant that publishers were unable to match her sense of adventure. The empty pages of the book symbolize the rejection of her poetry style from various publishers.