Weekend In Art: Jean-Paul Najar Foundation and Institut Du Monde Arabe

BY Anna Brady and Ayesha Shaikh / May 11 2017 / 18:44 PM

Don't miss the chance to view these group exhibitions in Dubai and Paris showing until 30 June and 2 July respectively

Weekend In Art: Jean-Paul Najar Foundation and Institut Du Monde Arabe
© Richard Landry and Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark
Food Restaurant 1972. L to R: Tina Girouard, Caroline Gooden, Gordon Matta-Clark. Located in SOHO on the corner of Wooster and Prince Streets, Food was an artist run conceptual restaurant

Jean-Paul Najar Foundation

Exhibition title: ‘Artist Run New York: the Seventies’

This group exhibition revisits the New York art scene of the 1970s. Curated by Jessamyn Fiore, it features works by 18 artists who were part of this vibrant artistic community, including Trisha Brown, Philip Glass, Suzanne Harris, Jene Highstein, Nancy Holt, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Tuttle, and Lynn Umlauf. The show features photography, video, painting, sculpture, drawing, writing, archival materials and live performance. On show are Robert Grosvenor’s Steel Pipe photograph, Joan Jonas’s Jones Beach Piece film still, and photographs of artist-run restaurant Food.

Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Dubai. Jpnajarfoundation.com Tel. +971 4 258 70 78. From 9 March until 30 June.

Baya Femme a la Robe Rose. Watercolour and Gouche on paper. Photo by Capital D Studio and courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation

Institut du Monde Arabe

Exhibition title: Chefs-D’œuvre de L’art Moderne et Contemporain Arabe

This exhibition questions the power of a collection and what it is to be considered a ‘masterpiece’, by showing major works from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection, alongside works by lesser well-known artists. It is split into two sections: one room of celebrated artists from the collection in an archetypal, ‘white cube’ museum setting and a second space imagining the ‘back rooms’ of a museum, full of those underappreciated works.

Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. Imarabe.org. Tel +33 140513838. Until 2 July.