Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East - LACMA (May 22, 2015)

Lalla Essaydi, Reclining Odalisque - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Lalla Essaydi, Morocco - Reclining Odalisque


Lalla Essaydi - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Lalla Essaydi


Mitra Tabrizian - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Mitra Tabrizian, Iran 2006


Shirin Neshat - Speechless, 1996 - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Shirin Neshat, Iran - Speechless, 1996


Susan Hefuna - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Susan Hefuna, German-Egyptian - Woman Behind Mashrabiya I


Tal Shochat & Abbas Kowsari - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Tal Shochat & Abbas Kowsari


Tal Shochat - Rumia - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Tal Shochat - Rumia


Youssef Nabil, ?Natacha Atlas, Cairo, 2000' - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Youssef Nabil, Natacha Atlas, Cairo, 200


Islamic Art Now Exhibition - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Islamic Art Now Exhibition


Islamic Art Now Exhibition - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Islamic Art Now Exhibition


Abdullah Al Saab, Kuwait - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Abdullah Al Saab, Kuwait - from the series Boundaries


Hassan Hajjaj, Morocco - Caravane - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Hassan Hajjaj, Morocco - Caravane


Manal Al Dowayan - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Manal Al Dowayan, Saudi Arabia - Courage


Samira Alikhanzadeh - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Samira Alikhanzadeh, Iran


Barbad Golshiri, Iran - The Untitled Tomb - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Barbad Golshiri, Iran - The Untitled Tomb


Ahmad Aali - Down with Communism - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Ahmad Aali - Untitled ('Down with Communism')


Naghmeh Ghassemlou, Iran - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Naghmeh Ghassemlou, Iran


Amir Mousavi - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Amir Mousavi, Iran - from the series Lost in Wonderland I


Wafaa Bilal, Chair - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Wafaa Bilal, Iraq - Chair


Mona Hatoum - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Mona Hatoum, Lebanon - Measures of Distance Video


Arash Hanaei - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Arash Hanaei, Iran - Too Khali (Void)


Nasser Al Salem - LA (May 22, 2015) - by QH

Nasser Al Salem, Saudi Arabia






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LACMA Exhibition Advisory

(Los Angeles - January 8, 2015) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East, the first major exhibition of LACMA's holdings of Middle Eastern contemporary art the largest such institutional collection in the United States. In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art at LACMA have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods.  As the first of a two-part exhibition program, Islamic Art Now features 25 works?including photography, sculpture, video, and installation by 20 artists from Iran and the Arab world, including Wafaa Bilal, Lalla Essaydi, Hassan Hajjaj, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Youssef Nabil, Shirin Neshat, and Mitra Tabrizian, among others. Most of the works in Islamic Art Now have never been displayed previously at LACMA.

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