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Between Desert and Sea

A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts

January 25 - April 21, 2013

The result of our collaboration with the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts and comprising modern and contemporary works of various artists from Arab countries around the Mediterranean, the exhibition Between Desert and Sea: A Selection from the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts was hosted by Pera Museum.

The works of artists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, and Tunisia reflect the questions posed by the artists between past and present; between creativity and the real world. The exhibition presented the styles of different generations and the new tendencies in Arab art through paintings, drawings, engravings, ceramics, statues, and installations.

Founded in Amman in 1980 to focus on contemporary Arab art, the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts boasts one of the most important collections in the Middle East, containing over 3000 works by artists from Muslim and Arab countries, as well as those from Asia, Africa, Europe, America, and Oceania.

Artists: Shafic Abboud, Yousef Abdelke, Nawal Abdullah, Farghali Abdel Hafiz, Sabhan Adam, Inji Aflatoun, Rafik Al-Kamel, Mustafa Ali, Rajwa Ali, Hachimi Azza, Baya, Farid Belkahia, Omar Bilbeisi, Kamal Boulata, Chaouki Choukini, Saliba Douaihy, Muhanna Durra, Ali Omar Ermes, Aicha Filali, Abdelaziz Gorgi, Paul Guiragossian, Mahmoud Hammad, Adam Henein, Ali Jabri, Khalid Khreis, Rachid Koraichi, Hussein Madi, Suleiman Mansour, Fateh Moudarres, Hamed Nada, Ahmad Nawar, Nazih Oweis, Nizar Sabour, Ahmed Sabri, Ismail Shammout, Laila Shawa, Nabil Shehadeh, Awad Shimi, Gouider Triki, Wijdan, Omar Youssufi, Elias Zayat, Fahrelnissa Zeid, Hazem Zu’bi

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Exhibition Catalogue

Between Desert and Sea

Between Desert and Sea

In collaboration with the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, the exhibition Between Desert and Sea comprised modern and contemporary works of various artists from Arab countries around...

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