The Sea Suspended

By Barjeel Art Foundation

This exhibition seeks to explore an important era of Arab art history which emerged in a period of intense social change. The adoption of painting by artists across the region, paired with the rise of new nation states in the middle of the 20th Century, led many artists to vigorously search for new forms and styles that reflected new aspirations and identities, and works that dealt with the complexities of the emergence of modern life. Themes of the nation and the self, the village and the city, abstraction, language, and identity emerge and are explored through these works.

Abstraction vert, Mohammed Khadda, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Jala Aidun (Evacuation, We Will Return), Shakir Hassan Al Said, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Self Suffering (Suffering Soul), Abdullah Muharraqi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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City II, Huguette Caland, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Scene dans Le Parc, Marguerite Nakhla, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Still Life, Ezekiel Baroukh, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Milking the Cow, Saliba Douaihy, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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The Land of Solidities, Mounirah Mosly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Samir Rafi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Ella Al-Souq Fi Al-Nuba (To the market place in Nubia), Tahia Halim, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Munira Al Kazi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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La Famille, Hatim Elmekki, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Composition, Najat Makki, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Cet espace incrusté de nos destins (This Space is Inlaid with Our Destinies), Rachid Koraichi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Self Portrait (Artist in studio), Seif Wanly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Deer, Inji Efflatoun, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Al-Zahir Al-Batin (The Manifest, The Hidden), Kamal Boullata, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Variations of the Horizon No. 5, Raffa Nasiri, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Aube (Dawn), Farid Belkahia, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Le Gardien de La Vie | The Protector of Life | Homat al Hayat, Hamed Ewais, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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The High Dam, Effat Nagi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Cactus, Asim Abu Shakra, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Kurdish Family, Chafic Abboud, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Mohammed Melehi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Group with Flowers, Paul Guiragossian, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Saliba Douaihy, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Mother and Child, Seif Wanly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Marwan Kassab Bachi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Abdul Qader Al Rais, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Rêve, Abdulkader Guermaz, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Les Miroirs Rouges, Ahmed Cherkaoui, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Composition, Dia Azzawi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Still Life with Fish, Abdulhalim Radwi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Man, Hassan Sharif, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Fatigued Ten Horses Converse with Nothing (The Martyrs Epic), Kadhim Hayder, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Curator - Karim Sultan

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