Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
22nd Mar – 25th May 2003
This exhibition, drawn largely from the magnificent collection of the British Museum, London, includes a wide range of inscribed objects in a variety of different materials – ceramics, metalwork, stone, paper, and textiles – from the heartlands of Islam to South East Asia.
In collaboration with the Altajir World of Islam Trust, Melbourne University’s Ian Potter Museum of Art will be the venue to host this visiting collection, offering a rare insight into Islamic high culture. The exhibition will be supported by an education program, public lectures and exhibits from the university’s own significant Koranic holdings.
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.
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.
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.