Thursday, March 31, 2016

LACMA’s Islamic Art Now Exhibition Features Contemporary Artworks of the Middle East

WORLD RELIGION NEWS
By Alison Lesley
Detail of "Speechless" (1996) by Shirin Neshat. 
CALIFORNIA---In 2015, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) has redesigned its Islamic art galleries located at the 4th floor of the Ahmanson Building to accommodate a fresher and more modern art exhibition entitled Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East. The exhibition will focus on contemporary or modern artworks of artists coming from or have roots from the Middle East. [link]

Los Angeles County Museum of Art: "Islamic Art Now, Part 2: Contemporary Art of the Middle East" (Ends ongoing); 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA; (323) 857-6010; lacma.org
Image: Shirin Neshat (Iran, Qazvin, active United States, New York, New York City, born 1957), Speechless, 1996, Photograph, Gelatin silver print and ink. Purchased with funds provided by Jamie McCourt through the 2012 Collectors Committee.
Newsha Tavakolian, Untitled, from the series Listen, 2011, Purchased with funds provided by the Farhang Foundation, Fine Arts Council, and an anonymous donor, © Newsha Tavakolian; Photo © 2015 LACMA.