Pera Museum, Istanbul
24th Jan – 24th Apr 2013
The exhibition “Between Desert and Sea: A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts” opened on 24 January 2013, it shows the common background in contemporary visual art between Turkey and the Arab countries that are on the shore of the Mediterranean which includes Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia.
This exhibition includes 55 paintings, sculptures and graphic artworks from the permanent collection of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts representing 44 prominent artists from the Mediterranean countries, the artworks on display represent different styles, trends, and subjects. The exhibition will run through 21 April 2013.
Barjeel Art Foundation will host an exhibition entitled Tariqah (Pathway) at Maraya Art Centre on the 21st of February. The exhibition will present a collection of modern and contemporary Arab artworks inspired by Islamic art traditions. The artworks have been selected from the private collection of Sultan Saud Al Qassimi, founder of Barjeel Art Foundation. The exhibition coincides with the celebration of Sharjah as ‘Capital of Islamic Culture 2014′, with pieces on display referencing the ‘pathway’ of translating ephemeral ideas into material forms through art-making.
Meem Gallery’s two-part exhibition, Modern Arab Art and Letters in Art, marks the first installment of the gallery’s new curatorial venture Meem Projects. Modern Arab Art will display key works, in a range of media (painting, sculpture, and drawings), by modern ‘pioneer’ artists.
“Reflections from Heaven, Meditations on Earth: Modern Calligraphic Art from the Arab World” an exhibition organized by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in cooperation with the Municipality of Rome, opened on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at the Mercati di Traiano in Rome by HRH Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi President of the Royal Society of Fine Arts, representing HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah.