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7 août 2016

DIA AL-AZZAWI TO LAUNCH RETROSPECTIVE IN DOHA.

Iraqi Artist Dia Al-Azzawi to launch Retrospective in Doha

A major retrospective of the work of Dia Al-Azzawi is to take place simultaneously at Mathaf : Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Gallery Al Riwaq in Doha, opening over two days on 16 and 17 October 2016 and running until 16 April 2017. Dia Al-Azzawi is an internationally recognised and prominent figures of modern and contemporary art in the Arab world.The exhibitions will showcase 400 works spanning two museum spaces totalling 9,000 square metres, this will almost certainly be the largest ever solo exhibition by any Arab artist. Azzawi has lived in London since 1976.

I am the cry, who will give voice to me ?
Dia Al-Azzawi : A Retrospective, from 1963 until tomorrow.

The exhibition is curated by Catherine David, Deputy Director at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Work on all scales and media will be featured, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print and artist books, incorporating original and limited editions of artworks on view for the first time.

Conceived for the two venues, Mathaf and QM Gallery Al Riwaq, the retrospective is organised in two parts tracing the trajectory of the artist’s practice. One trajectory charts the emergence of a relationship between image and text in Azzawi’s work, and its evolution as a solution to an artistic problem of representation ; the other trajectory follows the artist’s engagement with the key moments in the political history of Iraq and the Arab world. Both routes depart from an encounter with the poet Muzaffar al-Nawwab in 1968.

Dia Al-Azzawi (born Baghdad, 1939, lives and works in London) started his career as an artist in 1964, after graduating from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and completing a degree in archaeology from Baghdad University in 1962. In 1969, Al-Azzawi (with Rafa Nasiri, Mohammad Muhriddin, Ismail Fattah, Hachem al-Samarchi and Saleh al Jumaie) formed the New Vision group (Jama’at al-Ru’ya al-Jadidah), uniting fellow artists ideologically and culturally as opposed to stylistically. Through his involvement with the New Vision group Al-Azzawi found inspiration in contemporary subjects and issues, particularly the plight of the Palestinians. He was also briefly a member of Shakir Hassan Al Said’s One Dimension group (Jama’at al-Bu’d al-Wahid).

From 1968 to 1976, Al-Azzawi was the director of the Iraqi Antiquities Department in Baghdad. He has lived in London since 1976, where he served as art advisor to the city’s Iraqi Cultural Centre, from 1977 to 1980. Al-Azzawi’s move to London led him to rediscover artist books (dafatir), an art form that he has encouraged other artists from Iraq and the region to explore.

His work is held in international private and public collections including the Museums of Modern Art in Baghdad, Damascus and Tunis ; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman ; Mathaf : Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha ; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah ; Kinda Foundation, Saudi Arabia ; Una Foundation, Casablanca ; Arab Monetary Fund, Abu Dhabi ; Development Fund, Kuwait ; Jeddah International Airport ; British Museum, Tate Modern, and Victoria and Albert Museum, London ; Institut du Monde Arabe, Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Colas Foundation, Paris ; Harba Collection, Iraq and Italy ; Gulbenkian Collection, Barcelona ; and Library of Congress and the World Bank, Washington, DC.

Dia Al-Azzawi has had a long association with Qatar Museums, featuring in the opening exhibition of Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Al Riwaq in 2010. His work is included in the ongoing Mathaf Encyclopedia of Modern Art and the Arab World, a pioneering online project developed by Qatar Museums, Qatar Foundation and Mathaf, to comprehensively document the work of Arab artists of the 20th and 21st century.

Qatar Museums will publish an authoritative book on the artist, documenting the full spectrum of his work and career. The monograph will include essays by leading experts in the field : Catherine David, in her role of Exhibition Curator ; Nada Shabout, Professor of Art History and Director of Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas ; May Muzzafar, poet and writer on the subject of Iraqi art since the early 1970s and Zainab Bahrani, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology in the Department of Art History at Columbia University.

22 octobre 2018

UNE PASSION A PARTAGER. La DONATION CLAUDE & FRANCE LEMAND de 1300 oeuvres au MUSEE de l’Institut du monde arabe.

29 août 2018

NUIT BLANCHE 2018 - YOUSSEF ABDELKE - UNE DONATION CONTRE LA MORT EN SYRIE. - Institut du monde arabe, Musée. - 6 OCTOBRE 2018.

25 mai 2018

ETEL ADNAN - Exposition du 15 Juin au 7 Octobre 2018 - ZENTRUM PAUL KLEE, Berne, Suisse.

16 mai 2018

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR, LE CHANT DE LA TERRE. Rétrospective-Hommage. Exposition du 9 juin au 9 septembre 2018.

1er mars 2018

AZZAWI, SABRA ET SHATILA. Exposition du 11 avril au 16 septembre 2018. - Musée. Institut du Monde arabe.

4 février 2018

PICASSO, GUERNICA. - Musée national Picasso-Paris.

22 janvier 2018

PORTRAIT DE L’OISEAU-QUI-N’EXISTE-PAS. Maison des Arts, ANTONY.

14 janvier 2018

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR S’EST ETEINT LE 31 DECEMBRE 2017.

12 juin 2017

TOUR DU MONDE EN TONDO - Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch - Ville d’ISSOUDUN.

11 octobre 2016

ETEL ADNAN A L’INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE. 18 Octobre 2016 - 1er Janvier 2017.

7 août 2016

DIA AL-AZZAWI TO LAUNCH RETROSPECTIVE IN DOHA.

24 février 2016

SEGUÍ, LA PEINTURE EN MIROIRS. Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch, ISSOUDUN. Du 27 février au 22 mai 2016.

30 septembre 2015

MAHJOUB BEN BELLA, LES BELLES FEUILLES. La Piscine, Roubaix, France. 24 OCTOBRE 2015 - 31 JANVIER 2016

24 septembre 2015

FATIMA EL-HAJJ, THE SONG OF THE EARTH.

18 septembre 2015

MANABU KOCHI . Art Paris Art Fair 2015 .

18 septembre 2015

KEVORK MOURAD . Art Paris Art Fair 2015 - Mucem 2015 .

18 septembre 2015

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR . Art Dubai Modern 2015 - Stand M7 .

27 février 2015

SHAFIC ABBOUD . The Armory Show 2015 + Art Dubai Modern 2015.

25 février 2015

L’EPOPEE D’AL-AZZAWI . New York. The Armory Show 2015.

7 novembre 2014

ETEL ADNAN, Writing Mountains. Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Retrospective, 15 Nov. 2014 - 08 March 2015.

1er septembre 2014

GERD LANGE DESIGN. In the Context of Serial production. 1962-2007.

3 juillet 2014

ISSOUDUN - Musée de l’Hospice Saint Roch - Entretien entre Claude Lemand et Tom Laurent - Art Absolument - Juillet 2014

21 mai 2014

ISSOUDUN - PORTRAIT DE L’OISEAU-QUI-N’EXISTE-PAS - Exposition du 22 mai au 31 août 2014 .

8 mai 2014

ETEL ADNAN ET LA MODERNITE ARABE .

19 mars 2014

YOUSSEF ABDELKE - 2 EXPOSITIONS A PARIS : GRAND PALAIS + GALERIE CLAUDE LEMAND

9 mars 2014

TONDO INTERNATIONAL - ART BAHRAIN - ART PARIS ART FAIR 2014

10 janvier 2014

SHAFIC ABBOUD, LE PROPHETE .

29 octobre 2013

SHAFIC ABBOUD. Texte de Claude Lemand.

29 octobre 2013

SHAFIC ABBOUD. Text by Claude Lemand.

28 octobre 2013

ABDALLAH BENANTEUR. Le Fleuve et le Volcan. Texte de Claude Lemand.

16 octobre 2013

BENANTEUR, Peintures. LA GAZETTE DROUOT. Expositions par Lydia Harambourg.

5 mars 2013

Grand Palais - Art Paris Art Fair - C21 Galerie Claude Lemand - 27 mars - 1er avril 2013. Dia Al-Azzawi, Bilad al-Sawad & other works, 1978-2011.

15 novembre 2012

Claude Lemand. Une passion à partager.

20 mai 2011

Eblouissante rétrospective de Shafic Abboud à l’IMA.

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