Acquisition n° 1500, donated by Claude & France Lemand to the Institut du monde arabe’s Museum.

From 30 September to 5 October - Institut du monde arabe, Paris.

  • Miryam Haddad, SILENCE.

    Silence, 2018. Triptych. Oil on canvas, 195 x 360 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2019. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Miryam Haddad.

Acquisition n° 1500, donated by Claude & France Lemand to the Institut du monde arabe’s Museum.
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In addi­tion to the 1,300 art­works from their ini­tial dona­tion, Claude and France Lemand have gifted a fur­ther 200 new art­works over the last ten months, fol­lowing the cre­ation of their endow­ment fund in October 2018.

Claude and France Lemand have just gifted to the IMA museum the 1,500th art­work of their dona­tion which is an impres­sive expres­sionist trip­tych by the young Syrian painter Miryam Haddad, enti­tled Silence (2018. Oil on canvas, 195 x 360 cm) that was exhib­ited at the Fondation Cartier for con­tem­po­rary art in Paris last spring.
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Miryam HADDAD

Born in Damascus in 1991, Miryam Haddad set­tled in Paris in 2012 and obtained her diploma from the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-arts famous school in 2017. She had her first solo show in 2018 with Art : Concept gallery in Paris.

In a mix­ture of triv­i­ality and fan­tasy, apparent naivety and melan­choly, these char­ac­ters cam­ou­flage and exac­er­bate a reality too ugly and cruel to be rep­re­sented. The human figure is also treated in a rough way, deformed or summed up in a few con­vul­sive brush­strokes that evoke the tor­mented traits of painters such as Chaim Soutine, James Ensor or Marwan Kassab Bachi. Unburdened by the pes­simism of those who inspired her, Myriam Haddad claims, how­ever, the pos­i­tive power of the imag­i­nary, an imag­i­nary that invites us to flee the real without alto­gether denying it.

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