Kadhim Haider, Martyr's Epic, Oil on canvas 91 x 127 cm, 1965

6 August 2015

Whitechapel: Imperfect Chronology

Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary

Exhibition catalogue can be purchased from Random House HERE
Location: Whitechapel Gallery, London

 

This exhibition consists of four parts (text courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery):

Debating Modernism I (8 September – 6 December 2015)
This first display of works explores the emergence and subsequent development of an Arab art aesthetic through drawings and paintings from the early twentieth century to 1967, an important historical period in the region.

Debating Modernism II (15 December 2015 – 6 March 2016)
Debating Modernism II focuses on figurative works of art in the Barjeel Art Collection produced between 1968 and 1987.

Mapping the Contemporary I (25 April – 14 August 2016)
In the third presentation, photography and video works made between 1990 – 98 go on display.

Mapping the Contemporary II (23 August 2016 – 8 January 2017)
The fourth and final display explores how artists using various media artistically engage with the cities where they either live or work.