Art focus: Doha hosts solo shows by Iraqi artist Dia Al-Azzawi
Two simultaneous exhibitions
Regarded as one of Middle East's most important artistic personalities in modern art, Iraqi artist Dia al-Azzawi is set to present two solo exhibitions in Doha. Both titled I am the cry, who will give voice to me? Dia al-Azzawi: A Retrospective (from 1963 until tomorrow), the two simultaneous shows will open at both Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Gallery Al Riwaq and will feature multi-disciplinary works that showcase the changing influences and evolution of the artist's oeuvre.
Show curator Catherine David, Deputy Director at Centre Pompidou in Paris, has gathered more than 500 of al-Azzawi's most stunning works — paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, limited-edition artworks — and then roughly divided them into two parts: the first follows the artist's exploration of texts in his works and the second focuses on how various political moments impacted his artistic journey.
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I am the cry, who will give voice to me? Dia al-Azzawi: A Retrospective (from 1963 until tomorrow) will open on October 16 at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and on October 17 at QM Gallery Al Riwaq. Both shows will run until April 16, 2017. Now, read about Yayoi Kusama's exhibition in Sharjah.