Beauty Blocked My ViewZhivago Duncan 7 Nov 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 As an artist working in a huge variety of media, Duncan now presents this surprising new body of work using the Indonesian method of batik. Batik has a long cultural history throughout the Middle East and Asia and is most developed in Indonesia, where batik has a long history of intricate designs that represent a person’s marital and societal status and their religious preference. A cloth that is usually reserved for clothing and accessories, Duncan has re-purposed this method in the form of canvas, to create painting.
Arab PrintVolume IV 17 Sep - 31 Oct 2018 In it’s fourth iteration of a series of exhibitions dedicated to printmaking in the Arab world, Meem Gallery presents, Arab Print Volume IV, focusing on the art of printmaking from Lebanon.
Showcasing a variety of techniques such lithography, etching, engraving and the practice of photogravure, works by Shafic Abboud, Etel Adnan, Huguette Caland, Halim Jurdak, Hussein Madi and Mohamed El Rawas demonstrate the diverse styles and methods of printmaking of some of the most renowned Lebanese artists of the twentieth century.
MAHMOUD OBAIDITHE CUBE 4 Jun - 31 Aug 2018 The Cube, a series of four stainless steel and glass sculptures along with their accompanying sketches by Iraqi-Canadian conceptual artist, Mahmoud Obaidi. The works were previously included in Hajj: The Journey Through Art at the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, curated by the British Museum.
Saqqakhaneh12 Mar - 30 May 2018 Meem Gallery presents Saqqakhaneh, an exhibition of works by Modern Iranian masters, Massoud Arabshahi, Faramarz Pilaram, Sohrab Sepehri, Sadegh Tabrizi, Parviz Tanavoli and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi. Selected for their exceptional quality and rarity – with a particular focus on highlighting the breadth of styles within the Saqqakhaneh movement, this collection of 30 works, previously unseen by the public were created between 1959 -1964.
Modern MastersIraqi works from the modernist era 10 Jan - 28 Feb 2018 This January Meem Gallery celebrates the start of 2018 with a group exhibition of modernist Iraqi paintings. Including rare works by Faeq Hassan, Jewad Selim, Dia Azzawi, Ismail Fattah, Khadem Hayder and Shakir Hassan Al Said, the exhibition highlights these early masters and second generation pioneer artists, whose
careers continue to influence artists in Iraq and throughout the diaspora.