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Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

Revolution Generations, 2018
Revolution Generations

Atrium and Galleries 4, 5 and 6

17 October 2018 – 16 February 2019
A ground-breaking exhibition curated by Mathaf Director Abdellah Karroum will present artists from the Arab World, Turkey, Iran and the diaspora. It investigates important moments of change in the history of modern and contemporary art; specifically the 1950s - 1960s Post-Independence era, followed by the period between 1970s - 1990s, and the Pre-revolutions of the 2000s when underground artistic movements developed in the region in response to the absence of freedom of expression.
Offering a historical narrative, Revolution Generations introduces artists as vital actors of social and cultural change in each of these periods of modern and contemporary history.
The exhibition is staged in three parts. Chapter one looks at the fight for independence in North Africa, the Middle East countries and beyond in the 1950s, and the beginning of new languages in art and literature. Chapter two shows works by artists who are part of the Pan-Arab cultural movement in the 1970s. Chapter three presents the generation of artists who prefigured the Arab Spring. They invented new vocabularies to portray these societies undergoing change.
Works on show are drawn from the extensive collection of Mathaf, alongside loans from international public and private collections, and from artists and galleries. The exhibition also includes archives, artist encounters and screenings. 
Curator : Abdellah Karroum

Featured Artists : Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901-1991), Turkey - Hussein Bicar  (1913-2002), Egypt - Saloua Raouda Choucair (1916-2017), Lebanon - Hatem El Mekki (1918-2003), Tunisia - Fateh Moudarres (1922-1999), Syria - Inji Efflatoun (1924 -1989), Egypt - Shakir Hassan Al Said (1925-2004), Iraq - Etel Adnan (b. 1925), Lebanon - Jagdish Swaminathan (1928-1993), India - Jilali Gharbaoui (1930-1971), Morocco - Baya (1931-1998), Algeria - Burhan Karkoutly (1932-2003), Syria - Ahmed Cherkaoui (1934-1967), Morocco - Farid Belkahia (1934-2014), Morocco - Louay Kayali (1934-1978), Syria - Ismail Fattah (1934 -2004), Iraq - Mohamed Chebaa (1935-2013), Morocco - Abdullah Al Muharraqi (b. 1939), Bahrain - Dia Azzawi (b. 1939), Iraq - Simone Fattal (b. 1942) Syria - Kamal Boullata (b. 1942) Palestine - Jassim Zaini (1943-2012), Qatar - Mona Hatoum (b. 1952), Palestine - Yousef Ahmed (b. 1955), Qatar - Faraj Daham (b. 1956), Qatar - Shirin Neshat (b. 1957), Iran - Nazar Yahya (b. 1963), Iraq - Marwan Rechmaoui (b. 1964), Lebanon - Walid Raad (b.1967), Lebanon - Lara Baladi (b. 1969), Lebanon - Mounir Fatmi (b. 1970), Morocco - Marwan Sahmarani (b.1970), Lebanon - Sabhan Adam (b. 1973), Syria - Abdulnasser Gharem (b. 1973), Saudi Arabia - Amal Kenawy (1974-2012), Egypt - Hassan Khan (b.1975), Egypt - Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Iran - Mounira Al Solh (b. 1978), Lebanon - Erinç Seymen (b. 1980), Turkey




Expositions personnelles I Solo shows (selection)
CDAN Museum 2018Göteborgs Konsthall 2018Art Front Gallery 2017
Officine dell'Immagine 2017Galerie De Multiples 2017Analix Forever Gallery 2017
Jane Lombard Gallery 2017Galerie Delacroix 2017Goodman Gallery 2017
Lawrie Shabibi 2017Analix Forever Gallery 2017Maisons des Arts du Grütli 2017
ADN Platform 2016Keitelman Gallery 2016Labanque 2016
MMP+ 2016MAMCO 2015MIAMIBUS 2015
Analix Forever 2015CCC Tours 2014ADN Galeria 2014
ADN Platform 2014Analix Forever 2014Yvon Lambert 2014
Museum Kunst Palast 2013 Keitelman Gallery 2013Paradise Row 2013
Institut Français de Casablanca 2013Galerie Fatma Jellal 2013Analix Forever 2013
Goodman Gallery 2012Shoshana Wayne Gallery 2012 Lombard-Fried Projects 2012
Galerie Conrads 2011Fondazione Collegio San Carlo 2011Galerie Hussenot 2011
AKBank Sanat 2011Galerie Hussenot 2010Galerie Conrads 2009
FRAC Alsace 2009Galerie Delacroix IFM 2008Creux de l'enfer 2008
Galerie Ferdinand van Dieten 2007Musée national Pablo Picasso 2007Shoshana Wayne Gallery 2007
La maison rouge 2007Lombard Freid projects 2007Bank galerie 2006
CAC d'Istres 2005 Espace des arts Colomiers 2004 CAC Le Parvis 2004
Migros museum 2003
Biennales & Triennales I Biennials, Triennials (selection)
13eme Biennale de Dakar 20187th Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale 20181er Biennale de Rabat 2018
57th Venice Biennale 20177eme Biennale d'Architecture de Shenzhen 201711eme Biennale de Bamako 2017
15eme Biennale d'art contemporain Alios! 2017Biennale Poznan 2016Setouchi Triennale 2016
10èmes Rencontres de Bamako 20155th Thessaloniki Biennale 201516th Media art Biennale Wro 2015
1st Trio Biennale, Rio de Janeiro 20152nd Bodrum Biennial 2015Fotofest Biennial 2014
5th Auckland Triennial 201310th Dakar Biennial 2012 White House Biennial 2013
Manif d'Art 6 20123rd Thessaloniki Biennial 201111th Lyon Biennial 2011
54th Venice Biennial 2011XIIth Cairo Biennial 20101st Mediterranean Biennial of Haifa 2010
Port Izmir 2, international triennial of contemporary art 20108th Dakar Biennial 2010Biennale Cuvée 2010
Xth Lyon Biennial 2009Art Tel Aviv 20098èmes Rencontres de Bamako 2009
1st Brussels Biennial 2008Pontevedra Biennial 200824th Biennial Memorial of Nadezda Petrovic 2007
1st Luanda Triennial 2007 52th Venice Biennial 20078th Sharjah Biennial 2007
2nd Seville Biennial 2006 Gwangju biennial 2004 7th Dakar Biennial 2006
5th Dakar Biennial 20009th Biennal art media 1999
Expositions collectives I Group shows (selection)
Mathaf 2018MACAAL 2018Fondation Boghossian 2018
Sammlung Philara 2018Nasher Museum of Art 2018Ellen Noël Art Museum 2018
Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 2018MOCAK 2018Bozar Center for fine arts 2018
Philharmonie de Paris 2018The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery 2018Goodman Gallery 2018
Institut Français de Saint Louis 2018Pensacola Museum of Art 2018 Von der Heydt-Kunsthalle 2018
Gifu Museum 2017Huntsville Museum of Art 2017Bandjoun Station 2017
Institut des Cultures d’Islam 2017Bellevue Arts Museum 2017Mudac 2017
Primo Marella Gallery 2017Goodman Gallery 2017MACAAL 2017
Museum De Wieger 2017Conrads Gallery 2017Galerie Ceysson & Bénétière 2017
Keitelman Gallery 2017Musée du Pays de Hanau 2017Château de Servières 2017
CEAA 2017Fondazione Fotografia Modena 2017H&R Block Artspace 2017
Bedford Gallery 2016Beijing Today Art Museum 2016Hôtel des Arts 2016
Museum of Old and New Art 2016Labanque 2016Les Photaumnales 2016
Al Maaden 2016Kunsthalle Faust 2016Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg 2016
Archives Nationales 2016Bardo National Museum 2016Arles 2016
Musée d'Art Moderne de Troyes 2016Rotor 2016Goodman Gallery 2016
Musée Bartholdi 2016Institut d’Art Contemporain 2016Santander Art Gallery 2016
Brandts & Viborg Kunsthal 2016Fondazione VIDEOINSIGHT 2015A Tale of a Tub 2015
Contemporary Istanbul 2015ADMAF 2015Goodman Gallery 2015
Keitelman Gallery 2015Galeria Municipal do Porto 2015Fabra i Coats 2015
AMOCA 2015Monastère Royal de Brou 2015CAC La Traverse 2015
FRAC Franche-Comté 2015ZKM 2015The National Library 2015
Station 2015La FabriC - Fondation Salomon 2015Van Abbemuseum 2015
The Brooklyn Museum 2015MMP+ 2015Sharjah Museum 2015
Kamel Lazaar Foundation 2015Sextant & + 2015Gwangju Museum of Art 2014
QAGOMA 2014N.B.K. 2014CAyT Centro de Arte y Technologia 2014
Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery 2014Station 2014Institut du Monde Arabe 2014
Art Gallery of Western Australia 2014Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 2014Palais de Tokyo 2014
L'art dans les chapelles 2013MAD Museum 2013Marseille - Provence 2013
V&A Museum 201330 ans des FRAC 2013MAC Marseille 2013
MAXXI 2013Museu de Arte Moderna de Salvador de Bahia 2012Institut du Monde Arabe 2012
Edge of Arabia 2012Apexart 2012B.P.S. 22 2012
Dorsky Gallery 2012International Center of Graphic Arts 2012Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art 2011
Fondation Blachère 2011Brooklyn Museum 2011Dublin Contemporary 2011
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts 2011Museum on the Seam 2011Tri Postal Lille 2011
Meeting Point 6 2011The New School 2010Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil 2010
Fondazione Fotografia Modena 2010Aargauer Kunsthaus 2010KAdE 2010
Kunst Museum Bochum 2010Moscow museum of modern art 2010Art Gallery of Ontario 2010
Fondation Gulbenkian 2009Centro de Arte de Santa Monica 2009Beirut Art Center 2009
Salina Art Center 2009Kunstverein Medienturm Ilz 2008Te Papa museum 2008
Studio Museum Harlem 2008Haus der Kunst 2008Centre Pompidou 2008
CAAM 2008Centro de Arte de Santa Monica 2008Johannesburg Art Gallery 2007
CAC Le Parvis 2006CAPC musée d'art contemporain 2006Bank Galerie 2006
Les Abattoirs 2006Moderna museet 2006Mori art museum 2006
Wereldmuseum 2005Centre Pompidou 2005The Stenersen Museum 2005
Saw gallery 2005Konstmuseum 2005Hayward Gallery 2005
Museum Kunst Palast 2004Tri Postal Lille 20042nd international contemporary art meeting 2003
Espacio C 2002O.N.A. Foundation 1999CAC Castres 1999
Musée des beaux-arts de Dôle 1999Musée des arts décoratifs 1999  
interventions publiques I public space projects (selection)
metavilla 2015Collateral Project to the 12th Havana Biennial 2015Prison Qara Meknès 2015
Art Paris 2015Analix Forever 2014Sculpture Beach Art Dubai 2012
Le Printemps de Septembre 2012Narracje 4 2012Ivry 2010
FIAC Tuileries 2010 Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 2004