Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art

Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art : A Century of Modern Art

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Contemporary Arabic art is almost completely unknown in much of the West. The mission of the Arab Museum of Modern Art is not only to showcase a unique collection, finally accessible to students, academics, scholars and the international community, but also to act as a new institution with programs running alongside the exhibition to enhance its worth.
This exhibition catalogue presents the collection's highlights to expose new audiences to modern art from the Arab world. It accompanies the first long-term installation in the museum's galleries, and presents works in thematic, chronological and regional context to allow visitors to make aesthetic and historical connections. The exhibition's themes are Landscape; Portraiture; Cityscape; Folk themes; Politicized content and form; Social Realism; Abstraction.
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  • Hardback | 376 pages
  • 242 x 242 x 24mm | 1,918.69g
  • Milan, Italy
  • English, Arabic
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 276 colour illustrations
  • 8857208168
  • 9788857208169
  • 2,846,268

About Deena Chalabi

Nada Shabout is an art history professor at the University of North Texas, and a leading authority on modern Arab art . She is also the director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute at UNT and one of the world's leading experts on contemporary Iraqi art.
Wassan Al-Khudhairi is collections curator for the The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.
Deena Chalabi is Exhibitions Coordinator of the Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha
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