Tue, 11 Oct|
"Khaleej Modern, Pioneers and Collectives in the Arabian Peninsula" Curated by Dr. Aisha Stoby
Date & Time
11 Oct 2022, 10:00 GTS
Abu Dhabi, GCFJ+RXR - Al Saadiyat Island - Saadiyat Marina District - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
ABOUT THE EVENT
This exhibition is a landmark historical survey of twentieth century modern art movements across the Arabian Peninsula, collectively known in Arabic as the “Khaleej.” Based on Stoby’s PhD research, it traces the region’s ‘pre-boom era’ of the twentieth century through 2008 and examines the evolution of visual art movements as the discovery of oil began to transform the region. It delves into the shifting understanding of public and private spaces and their relationship to national identity as expressed through art practices.