100 MASTERPIECES OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART
Complied in 2010, the collection of Sultan Al Qassemi includes the works by leading figures of modern and contemporary Arab art. Managed by the Barjeel Foundation, a private foundation located in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, the collection will be presented for the first time in France in the Arab World Institute. With a selection of ninety masterpieces, the Barjeel Collection retraces the history of Arab art since the second half of the twentieth century. Installations, photographs, paintings, and figurative and abstract works … the artists have explored every form of expression. Curated by Philippe Van Cauteren et Karim Sultan. Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France - 28 February - 2 July 2017.
AND I, WILL I FORGET? - SOLO SHOW
Sabrina Amrani is pleased to present the first solo show in Spain by Manal AlDowayan. The exhibition And I, Will I Forget? displays a selection of works from an eponymous series that delves into the transience of memory and the act of reappropriating narratives. SABRINA AMRANI GALLERY, Madrid, Spain - January 11 - February 26, 2017.
SAFAR - 21,39 JEDDAH ARTS 4TH EDITION
Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, this 4th edition is designed as an educational platform that explores the notion of travel and movement as a vehicle for learning and growth. Conceived as both a public forum for creative experimentation, as well as a visual arts exhibition, Safar will feature artworks by Manal from her Crash series. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - February 1 to May 1, 2017.
I AM HERE: MANAL ALDOWAYAN - SOLO SHOW
On the heels of the inauguration, personhood will not be denied, concealed in fabric, or turned into a number on a registry. AlDowayan explores what defines who we are at the most granular level - our thoughts, bodies, personal histories, religious choices. Her photography, installation + mixed media work narrate this particular constellation of details. Acknowledging our differences, we all can nonetheless find commonality in our aspirations, in the importance of roots and in the inescapable journey from womb to death. ROJAS + RUBENSTEEN PROJECTS, Miami, Florida, USA. February 17 - March 26, 2017.
BAYN (IN BETWEEN) - UAE ART UNLIMITED
Curated by Munirah AlSayegh the exhibition centres on new commissioned works that explore the divide between the recent past and contemporary incarnations, examining what lies between those two lives. Manal will be showing her work Tree of Guardians in the third exhibition organised by UAE Unlimited, entitled 'Bayn: the In-Between', which will be held at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi, UAE from February 25 - April 25, 2017.
AND I, WILL I FORGET? - SOLO SHOW
In her new exhibition, And I, Will I Forget, Manal Al Dowayan visually explores the theme of memory by focusing on the act of forgetting or erasing the past. The silk screened and mixed media works explore the lost stories behind approximately 1,000 Kodachrome slides her father gave to her as a child. The images detail the years between 1962 and 1973 when her father studied in America and traveled outside of his home country of Saudi Arabia. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY GALLERY, New York, USA - September 19 to December 16, 2016.
IMPERFECT CHRONOLOGY - MAPPING THE CONTEMPORARY II
The exhibition focuses on the theme of mapping geographies, examining the notion of statehood and exploring how artists engage with the rapidly expanding cities of the Arab region. Drawn from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection of modern and contemporary Arab art, this is the final display in a year-long series at the Whitechapel Gallery. Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK- August 23, 2016 – January 8, 2017
Imperfect Cronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary - Works from the Barjeel Foundation - Edited by Omar Kholeif with Candy Stobbs - Published by Whitechaple Gallery, London, UK, 2015 - ISBN 978-3-7913-5485-9
do it (In Arabic) - Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hoor AlQassimi - Published by the Sharjah Art Foundation 2016 - ISBN 978-9948-446-72-9
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