Art in Iraq Today V

25 April - 31 May 2011

This is the final part of the Art in Iraq Today series, displaying contemporary Iraqi art. Curated by Dia Azzawi, Part V will exhibit the recent work of Ali Jabbar, Halim Karim and Mahmoud Obaidi. The exhibition, and its supporting catalogue, is dedicated to the memory of Jabra Ibrahim Jabra and his important essays on modern Iraqi art, titled 'Art in Iraq Today'. Art in Iraqi: Part I, held in October 2010, exhibited the recent work of Modhir Ahmed, Nedim Kufi and Hanaa Malallah; Part II, in November 2010, displayed the work of Ghassan Ghaib, Kareem Risan and Nazar Yahya; Part III, which opened in February, showcased the paintings of Himat M. Ali, Amar Dawod and Delair Shaker; and Part IV exhibited the work of modern masters Dia Azzawi, Rafa Nasiri (both founders of the New Vision Group in 1969) and Ali Talib. The exhibition series finale show will take place in November this year. Meem Editions will also be launching the book Art in Iraq Today, which is an outgrowth of the gallery's Iraqi art project, featuring essays by the exhibited artists as well as May Muzaffar, Farouk Yousif, Nada Shabout, Georges Rabbath, Charles Pocock and Samar Faruqi, later this year.