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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