Iraq 2017, 13 May 2017 — 26 Nov 2017
National Participations

Iraq 2017

Archaic

Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 3rd floor, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, San Marco 2847

The exhibition, “Archaic”, displays the work of eight Modern and contemporary Iraqi artists in dialogue with ancient Iraqi artefacts and includes a new commission by internationally acclaimed Belgian-born artist Francis Alÿs on the subject of war and the artist. The exhibition, curated by Tamara Chalabi and Paolo Colombo, interrogates the notion of the ‘archaic’, which has a dual meaning whereby it can simultaneously refer to an ancient cultural heritage and a fragile contemporary political entity. The exhibition draws out this duality and explores the opportunities and restrictions presented to artists in Iraq by the country’s momentous ancient inheritance.

Contacts & Details

ADDRESS
Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, 3rd floor, Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, San Marco 2847