Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991–2011

MoMA PS1, New York


More than 250 works explore the impact of two decades of American military engagement in the Gulf on the artists who live and work there, as well as Middle Eastern artists based elsewhere. Among the artists featured are Dia al-Azzawi, Monira Al Qadiri, and Afifa Aleiby; there are also responses to the wars by artists working in the West, including the Guerrilla Girls, Thomas Hirschhorn and Paul Chan. Find out more from MoMA’s website.

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Gulf War (1991), Afifa Aleiby.

Gulf War (1991), Afifa Aleiby. Courtesy the artist

War Diary No. 1 (1991), Dia al-Azzawi.

War Diary No. 1 (1991), Dia al-Azzawi. Courtesy the artist

Estrogen Bomb (2003–17), Guerrilla Girls.

Estrogen Bomb (2003–17), Guerrilla Girls. Courtesy the artists

Behind the Sun (2013), Monira Al Qadiri.

Behind the Sun (2013), Monira Al Qadiri. Courtesy the artist

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