25 Years of Arab Creativity
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris
October 16, 2012 - February 3, 2013
L’Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris celebrates its 25th birthday. IMA was founded in order to shed a light on all the different aspects of the Arab culture, and has now become one of the leading institutes which promotes the work of various artists from the Arab world. In this way, IMA keeps the cultural connection between France and the Arab world alive.
Since the early years, IMA has given special attention to the Arab visual arts. The past 25 years, more than 100 expositions were organised which exposed paintings, sculptures, pictures etc. to a broad public. As of October 16, 2012 you can visit the new exposition of IMA which is called Art contemporain: 25 ans de créativité arabe [Contemporary art: 25 years of Arab creativity]. Forty artists from the Arab world brought their work together in honour of IMA and its 25th birthday. They drew their inspiration from their motherland and their studies in Europe and America. Their contemporary art is clearly a fusion of different cultures, at the crossroads between east and west.