Mokhtar - Henein - Agop1 Jul - 20 Sep 2020Sculpture has always featured prominently in the rich history of Egyptian material culture. Stylised human, animal and hybrid forms decorated the tombs of the Pharaonic elite, and monumental structures paid homage to their many gods and kings. Considering this remarkable, 5000-year-old heritage, much of it still extant, it is little wonder that a stylistic continuum exists in modern and contemporary Egyptian sculpture. By looking at the artwork of sculptors from three distinct generations, this exhibition focuses on the artistic legacy and development of Egyptian sculpture over the last 100 years.
MantraArmen Agop 17 Nov 2019 - 13 Feb 2020Meem Gallery presents Mantra, the first solo exhibition in the UAE by celebrated Egyptian sculptor, Armen Agop. The artist, based in Italy since 2000, is well known internationally for his black granite sculptures; having exhibited with regularity through Europe, the Arab World and Asia. In this exhibition a series of sculptures are accompanied by Agop’s drawings and paintings, for the first time.