Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions

BY Tanika D'souza / Nov 28 2016 / 18:33 PM

The foundation presents a historical survey of the modernist art movement in Sudan

Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
Amir Nour, Balance, 2016. Fibre glass and wood, 436 x 244 x 231 cm. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. Installation view, Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq: Women in Crystal Cubes. 2016. Installation view, SAF Art Spaces. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
Amir Nour, Grazing at Shendi, 1969. Steel (202pieces), 305 x 406 cm. Collection of Amna Elizabeth Nour. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
Amir Nour: A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit, 2016. Various works, dimensions variable. Installation view, Bait Al Serkal, Arts Area. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq: Women in Crystal Cubes, 2016. Various works, dimensions variable. Installation view, SAF Art Spaces. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
From left to right: Gadalla Gubara, Portrait of a Man, (ca. 1950-60). Digital print. Installation view, SAF Art Spaces, 2016. Courtesy of Sarah Gadalla and the family of the artist. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation. Gadalla Gubara, Portrait of a Man (Osman Waqialla, Artist), (ca. 1950-60). Digital print. Installation view, SAF Art Spaces, 2016. Courtesy of Sarah Gadalla and the family of the artist. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Foundation Showcases Sudanese Art Exhibitions
The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan (1945–Present), 2016. Installation view, SAF Art Spaces. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation

Co-curated by HE Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, and Dr. Salah M. Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor at the Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University, the exhibition is a combination of three independent bodies of work.

The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan (1945–Present), Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq: Women in Crystal Cubes and Amir Nour: A Retrospective (1965–Present): Brevity is the Soul of Wit, explores remnants of the British colonial rule, spirituality and challenges minimalist ideas respectively. Each exhibition presents each artist as a transformational figure, not just within the African art movement, but also within the historical discourse of international modern and contemporary art.

The opening, which took place on the 12th of November, was attended by the Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi along with Sheikha Nawar Ahmad Al Qasimi, Khalid Jasim Al Midfa, Mohammed Obaid Al Zaabi and Salah Salem Al Mahmoud. Other attendees included members of the Emirati diplomatic corps and international consuls, including Omer Oushek, Deputy Consul of the Consulate General of the Republic of Sudan, and Namduk Heo, Consul General of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. 

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