RE: Orient

By Barjeel Art Foundation

Examining art production between the 1950s and 1970s, which for many Arab countries marked a pivotal period of transition from French and British imperialism, provides a glimpse into the subjective framework within which artists were operating. Art making often connects subjective experiences with the prevailing socio-political and cultural circumstances, and modernism in the Arab world epitomised a dynamic exchange of ideas. Re: Orient is a conversation, persisting to this day, about the development of art in this 30-year period.

Untitled, Nouri Al Rawi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Dia Azzawi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Dia Azzawi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Aqni’at al-jawf (Al-Jawf Masks), Dia Azzawi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Assouan, Ragheb Ayad, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Ismail Fattah, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Watermelon series, Hafiz Droubi, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Il nous a dit comment cela s'est passé (He told us how it happened), Kadhim Hayder, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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The Russian Ballet, Seif Wanly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Shakir Hassan Al-Said, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Those Who Watch Other People Will Die of Envy, Ismael Al-Khaid, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Marie Nilus, Adam Henein, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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We Made Every Living Thing of Water, Issam El-Said, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Luxor Port, Abdullah Al Qassar, 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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Rêve, Abdulkader Guermaz, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Group of Figures in a Village, Samir Rafi, 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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Tandeef Alhinta - Paisane, Abdullah Al Qassar, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Abstraction vert sur fond orange, Mohammed Khadda, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Abstraction vert, Mohammed Khadda, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Icons of Moudarres, Fateh Moudarres, 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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Les Miroirs Rouges, Ahmed Cherkaoui, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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The Birth of the Melody, Ahmad Nashaat Alzuaby, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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The Bathers, Ahmad Nashaat Alzuaby, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Landscape, Nassir Choura, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Woman Sewing, Louay Kayyali, 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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Fatigued Ten Horses Converse with Nothing (The Martyrs Epic), Kadhim Hayder, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Nocturne, Seif Wanly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Madonna and Child, Paul Guiragossian, 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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Mother and Child, Seif Wanly, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Maryam, Walid Al Shami, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Portrait of a Poet, Ahmed Moustafa, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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Untitled, Naim Ismail, From the collection of: Barjeel Art Foundation
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