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A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation
12 May @ 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Curated by Salwa Mikdadi with Barjeel curators Mandy Merzaban and Karim Sultan, this exhibition of key modernist paintings, sculptures and mixed media artworks from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection covers a century of artistic production in the Arab region and its diaspora, beginning from the late 19th Century to the late 20th Century.
A Century in Flux aims to make a selection of modern works accessible for study by researchers, scholars, artists, curators, and art enthusiasts to encourage a greater understanding of the region’s history of artistic production. The exhibition features works by notable modernist artists such as Ibrahim El-Salahi, Saloua Raouda Choucair, and Kadhim Hayder. Also included are recent acquisitions such as Dia Azzawi’s 1968 work A Wolf Howls: Memories of a Poet (above).
The exhibition will remain on display for the next five years through an agreement between the Sharjah Museums Authority and Barjeel Art Foundation; it is Barjeel Art Foundation’s last project before it restructures to focus its operations on preserving the collection and artwork loans.