Nasser Al-Yousif, Our Green Land, 1977. Oil on canvas, 70 × 100 cm. Courtesy of Mahmood Nasser Al-Yousif
Please join us for the opening of our Fall exhibition Khaleej Modern: Pioneers and Collectives in the Arabian Peninsula, on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022.
This exhibition is a landmark historical survey of twentieth century modern art movements across the Arabian Peninsula, collectively known in Arabic as the “Khaleej.” Curated by Dr. Aisha Stoby, this exhibition traces the region’s ‘pre-boom era’ of the twentieth century through 2008 and examines the evolution of visual art movements as the discovery of oil began to transform the region. It delves into the shifting understanding of public and private spaces and their relationship to national identity as expressed through art practices.