Barjeel Art Foundation will present and curate an exhibition of Arab modern art at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA) this November. This historic exhibition will mark the first time a show of Arab art from the modern period will take place in Iran. The exhibition will feature works by modern masters drawn exclusively from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, and will represent a fifty-year period of works from the 1940s to the 1990s from around the Arab world, including Egypt, Iraq, North Africa, the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Following recent significant exhibitions such as Imperfect Chronology at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2015, curated by Omar Kholeif, and The Short Century at the Sharjah Art Museum in 2016, curated by Karim Sultan and Suheyla Takesh of the Barjeel Art Foundation, this exhibition seeks to explore an important era of Arab art history which has emerged during a period of intense social change.
- Kadhim Hayder, Fatigued Ten Horses Converse with Nothing
- Shakir Hassan, Jala Aidun (Evacuation, We Will Return)