Analyzing the modernist art movement that arose in Cairo and Alexandria from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, Alex Dika Seggerman reveals how the visual arts were part of a multifaceted transnational modernism. While the work of diverse, major Egyptian artists during this era may have appeared to be secular, she argues, it reflected the subtle but essential inflection of Islam, as a faith, history, and lived experience, in the overarching development of Middle Eastern modernity.
2019 Arts Writers Grant Application Ope
Visiting scholars 2019-2020
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum announces the return of the visiting scholars programme, a project that promotes the study of a subject and/or one or more objects in the Founder’s Collection or in the Modern Collection.
Applicants must have a background compatible with their submission, which should be clearly stated on their application, and must complete their research during the 2019-20 academic year.
The competition is now open.
|7–11 March 2019 |
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
15.03 - 09.06.2019
Curated by Luigi Fassi
Personnages is the first museum retrospective dedicated to the French-Palestinian artist Maliheh Afnan (Haifa, 1935 – London, 2016). Despite not yet being well known to the public, during five decades of intense activity Afnan was a diasporic witness to the events and destinies that made their mark on the Mediterranean shores of the Middle East.