Arab World Institute - For a museum in Palestine: And we love art...

In February 2017, the Institut du monde arabe (Arab World Institute) exhibited a selection of works from the solidarity collection for the future Palestinian Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. That first exhibition has since given rise to more than fifty donations from European and Arab artists, including Claude Viallat, Hamed Abdalla, Robert Combas, Hervé Di Rosa, Robert Scemla, and Rachid Koraïchi. One year after the unveiling of this «gamble» undertaken despite the vagaries of the situation in Palestine and the surrounding countries, the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art in Palestine and its partner, the Institut du monde arabe, present the progress of an «unrealistic project in the eyes of some, [that is] becoming more of a reality every day» according to Elias Sanbar, Ambassador of Palestine to UNESCO.
Robert Combas - Sans Titre, 2001, 77 x 109 cm. Lithographie EA 2930 Courtesy Association d’art moderne et contemporain en Palestine

Start date: March 10, 2018
End date: May 1, 2018
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