Fall Program at Sharjah Art Foundation

The Sharjah Art Foundation is presenting a robust fall program, including solo exhibitions and a significant historical survey of the modernist art movement in Sudan from the mid-20th century to the present.

Solo exhibitions of artists Robert Breer (USA, b. 1926), Enrico David (Italian, b. 1966) and Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929) on view through January 9, 2017, include:

Robert Breer: Time Flies presents a selection of work by Breer, one of the founders of the American avant-garde, whose career as an experimental filmmaker, painter and sculptor spanned more than 50 years. The solo exhibition will include a selection of the artist’s early paintings and animations, as a well as Breer’s later kinetic sculptures and large-scale works.

Robert Breer. Various works, 2016.

Enrico David: Fault Work presents sculptures, plaques and large-scale tapestries by the Italian-born, London-based artist. Both open-ended and psychologically charged, David’s artistic practice is often described as contemporary surrealism, explored through his own unique visual language of abstracted imagery and ambiguous form.

Enrico David. The Assumption of Weee, 2014.

Yayoi Kusama: Dot Obsessions features a comprehensive selection of Kusama’s early works from the 1950s as well as site-specific reproductions and interactive installations.

From November 12, 2016, to January 12, 2016, SAF will present three exhibitions focusing on art from Sudan.  A retrospective of the pioneering Sudanese artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq (b. 1939) will feature a large selection of the artist’s paintings, including early pieces, as well as new works commissioned by SAF.

Kamala Ibrahim Ishaq

Amir Nour: A Retrospective (1965-present) Brevity is the Soul of Wit will present sculptures, photographs, drawings and new commissions, spanning the American-based Sudanese artist’s fifty-year career and inspired by images of the domes, arches, calabashes and sand hills of Amir Nour’s (b. 1939) native Sudan.

Amir Nour. Self-portrait at the Slade School of Fine Art, 1962. Courtesy of the artist.

The two solo shows will run parallel to The Khartoum School: the Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan (1945 – present), a major historical survey of the modernist art movement in Sudan from the mid-20th century to the present.

For more information visit the Sharjah Art Foundation website.

Images courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.




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