Fahrelnissa Zeid – ‘She Was the East and the West’


Turkish Princess and artist Fahrelnissa Zeid is best known for her large-scale abstract compositions blending Byzantine, Islamic and Western influences. To better understand the artist’s inspirations, we travel to Jordan to meet Fahrelnissa Zeid’s family and friends who recount her exceptional character and multifaceted life ahead of this first major retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern opening June 2017.

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