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Barjeel Art Foundation: Imperfect Chronology

Whitechapel Gallery, London


Mapping the Contemporary II

The fourth and final display explores how artists using various media artistically engage with the cities where they either live or work. Highlights include Micro Council (2013) by GCC which is a wood, brass and acrylic sculpture resembling in miniature, the circular round table where the leaders of the six Gulf States meet. The work critiques the self-importance of the six leaders and their recent talks on the formation of a Gulf Union. Read more.

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The All-Hearing

The All-Hearing (2014), Lawrence Abu Hamdan. Image courtesy of Galeri NON Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Champs de Petrol (Petrol Fields)

Champs de Petrol (Petrol Fields) (2013), Etel Adnan. Image courtesy of Sfeir-Semler Gallery Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah

Suspended Together – Standing Dove, Eating Dove

Suspended Together – Standing Dove, Eating Dove (2012), Manal al-Dowayan. Image courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation

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