Building on several years of in-depth academic and field research, this exhibition marks a historic presentation of this hitherto undocumented and little-known chapter in the art history of Surrealism and its negotiation within Egypt.
- Musée national d’art moderne – Centre Pompidou, Paris (France):
19 October 2016 – 16 January 2017
- Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (Spain):
14 February 2017 – 28 May 2017
- Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen K20, Düsseldorf (Germany):
15 July 2017 – 15 October 2017
- Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (U.K.):
17 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
- Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Sweden):
28 April 2018 – 12 August 2018
Taking its cue from John Berger's 1972 seminal text on visual culture, Ways of Seeing explores the various formalistic strategies through which artists accord forms and concepts that are otherwise familiar with renewed appearances and meanings. The exhibition features 33 artists, and consists of 70 works ranging from 1000 BC to the present, spanning a variety of media from painting, sculpture and photography to sound, film and installation.
Marking the 4th edition of Jeddah 21, 39, this exhibition is conceived as an educational platform that explores the notion of travel as a vehicle for learning and growth. safar features creative projects, mostly new commissions, by 16 emerging artists from Saudi Arabia, alongside 8 immersive new-media installations by leading international artists, as well as more than 50 public events and workshops.
- Saudi Art Council – Jeddah 21, 39, Jeddah (KSA):
1 February 2017 – 5 May 2017
This exhibition is the first comprehensive presentation in Europe of a generation of loosely affiliated Korean artists whose negotiation of abstraction has become known as Dansaekhwa. It brings together more than fifty seminal paintings from international museum and private collections, ranging from the 1960s until the 1980s.
- Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation Brussels (Belgium):
20 February 2016 – 24 April 2016
Through 12 seminal video installations by leading figures of video art, this exhibition explores the link between films seen in traditional cinema settings, and those that are experienced as an installation within a museum space. With works that date from the early 1990s until today, the exhibition illustrates how over the past two decades video artists have been redefining the relation between the projected image and the physical space in which it is presented.
- The Busan Museum of Art Busan, Busan (South Korea)
29 January 2016 – 17 April 2016
An exhibition introducing a new generation of emerging artists connected to the city of Beirut, taking the departure point from the artists as clandestine observers rather than public commentators.
Employing the Nefertiti bust as a metaphorical thread, the exhibition explores how an artwork can become a tool for the writing of much-contested narratives that serve as frameworks through which an image of another culture can be imagined and consequently fixed. Features over 40 artists, as well as pieces from Ancient Egypt, Islamic Art and over 50 support documents and catalogues.
- Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (SMÄK), Munich (Germany):
7 May 2014 – 7 September 2014
- Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia (Spain):
7 November 2013 – 26 January 2014
- Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA), Paris (France):
23 April – 8 September 2013
- Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (Qatar) 2013:
17 November 2012 – 31 March 2013
A survey of the most important but forgotten movement in Postwar Korea including its 8 most important members Lee Ufan, Park Seo-bo, Yun Hyung-Geun, Lee Dong-youb, Ha Chong-Hyun, Huh Hwang, Chung Chanp-sup and Chung Sang-hwa.
- Alexander Gray Associates, New York (USA):
19 February – 29 March 2014
The first major retrospective of this leading Lebanese modernist artist, organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of his passing. Includes over 300 artworks and archival documents, providing an entry into the study of alternative modernities at large.
- Beirut Exhibition Center (BEC), Beirut (Lebanon):
21 November 2013 – 6 January 2014
A new commission and solo presentation questioning Lebanese society’s contested relationship with Israel through recent historical events that overlap with personal accounts from the artist’s childhood.
- The National Pavilion of the Republic of Lebanon
at the 55th Venice Biennale (Italy):
1 June – 20 November 2013
Inaugural Exhibition of Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha featuring 23 new commissions by Artists with Roots in the Arab World . Since then, these commissioned works have been shown in over 30 exhibitions worldwide.
- Mathaf – Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha (Qatar):
30 December 2010 – 28 May 2011
A formalistic comparison of artists based inside Iran and those having lived in the Diaspora since the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
- The Farjam Collection at the Hafiz Foundation, Dubai (UAE):
15 March – 15 June 2010
- DePaul Art Museum, Chicago (USA):
24 September – 22 November 2009
- Chelsea Art Museum, New York (USA):
26 June – 05 September 2009
An in-depth analysis of personal and artistic relationships of a specific generation of modernist artists, in light of the historical, political and cultural connection between their homelands.
- Chelsea Art Museum, New York (USA):
10 December 2008 – 7 February 2009