Exhibition: Reflections contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 15th Aug 2021

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge


This display weaves together a rich tapestry of artistic expression from artists born in, or connected to, countries from Iran to Morocco.

With drawings by artists trained everywhere from Paris to Jerusalem, and subject matters ranging from the Syrian uprisings to the burning of the National Library of Baghdad, it offers new views of societies whose challenges are well-known in the press but are little known through the prism of contemporary art.

Featuring around 100 works on paper – from etchings to photographs and artists' books – the majority of works in the exhibition have been collected in the past decade. They highlight topics of gender, identity, history and politics, while also exploring poetic traditions and the intersections between past and present. There is no single narrative but a multiplicity of stories.


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The British Museum,

Great Russell Street, London,
WC1B 3DG

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