Exhibition Walkthrough with Conversation


Grey Art Gallery

Date and Time: Friday, January 31st from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Grey Art Gallery @ 100 Washington Square East

In conjunction with the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab Worldm 1950s-1980s on display January 14 - April 4.

Exhibition walkthrough with Suheyla Takesh, Curator, Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE, and co-curator of the exhibition.

Free of charge, no reservations, and subject to change.

More About the Exhibit: Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s traces the emergence and development of abstraction in the Arab world through paintings, sculptures, and works on paper dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. Drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, UAE, the exhibition features nearly 90 works by a diverse group of artists, including Etel Adnan, Shakir Hassan Al Said, Kamal Boullata, Huguette Caland, Ahmed Cherkaoui, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Rachid Koraïchi, and Hassan Sharif, among others. Taking Shape reveals how artists moved away from figuration toward a process of simplifying and schematizing reality—an approach initiated by both artist collectives as well as by individual practitioners in the region and the Arab diaspora. Accompanying the exhibition will be a fully illustrated publication featuring new scholarship.

Find more about the walkthrough HERE.