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Islamic Art Now, Part 2

FullSizeRender 60.jpgIllumination Diptych (Ottoman Waqf) // Ahmed Mater // 2010 // gold leaf, tea, pomegranate, Dupont Chinese ink & offset X-ray film print on paper

Earlier in the year I posted on LACMA’s showcase of their newly acquired Islamic works. The post referred to Part 1 of the exhibition. LACMA recently showcased Part 2 which included a works in a variety of media from installation, to sculpture, to photography to video. These were some works that I found particularly intriguing.

jSepeleshk // Iman Safaei // 2014 // iron

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Untitled (Shubbak VI) // Sherin Guirguis // 2013 // mixed media on hand-cut paper

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Untitled // Kamran Sharif // 2015 // copper alloy

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Whoever Obeys Allah, He Will Make for Him a Way Out // Nasser Al Salem // 2012

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Untitled // Shadi Ghadirian // From the series Like Every Day // 2000 // inkjet print

Islamic Art Now

FullSizeRender 23God is Alive, He Shall Not Die (blue) // Nasser Al Salem, Saudi Arabia // 2012 // Neon in infinity box

As LACMA continues to grow, so does their Islamic art collection. The exhibition Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art of the Middle East showcases LACMA’s newest contemporary art acquisitions. In this two part exhibition, LACMA displays works by artists such as Nasser Al Salem and Hassan Hajjaj. These works are from Part 1. Be sure to check out Part 2 which is currently on display.

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Caravane Edition: 2/5 // Hassan Hajjaj // 2011 // Photographs, Chromogenic print with wood frame and found tins