22 January 2015
Barjeel at Whitechapel Gallery
9 September 2015 – 14 August 2016, Gallery 7
Continuing the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme opening up collections, a year-long series of displays brings works from the Barjeel Art Foundation in the United Arab Emirates to Britain for the first time. The four displays will highlight rarely seen works by artists from Algeria, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon and elsewhere, telling the story of Arab art from the modern to the contemporary period. Working with an expert advisory board, the exhibition presents the broadest single overview of Arab art to be shown in the UK to date. The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive, fully-illustrated publication.