Posted on June 23, 2018

LocationMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art


In briefThis exhibition looks at the progression of Shakir Hassan Al Said’s work from the early 1950s to the late 1990s, particularly the disappearance of the figure and landscape and the transition towards a more frontal dimension where texture and physicality replace figurative representations in the works. Shakir Hassan was a theorist and artist who actively engaged in teaching and learning from art. He considered the physicality of the work as a potential passage to a fantastic transgression of the one dimension, a concept he developed in a manifesto of the ‘One Dimension Group’ (al-Bu'd al-Wahid) that he co-founded with Jewad Selim and Jabra Ibrahim Jabra in 1971.





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10 September 2017 till 25 September 2018