But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, the third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature installations, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper from a broad selection of artists. The exhibition is curated by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

This exhibit features Kader Attia (b.1970, France).
Raised in Paris and Algeria, Kader Attia reflects on the impact of Western societies on their former colonial counterparts. For Untitled (Ghardaïa) (2009), Attia modeled the Algerian town of the title in couscous, accompanying it with photographs of architects Le Corbusier and Fernand Pouillon, and a UNESCO declaration identifying the town as a World Heritage Site. Colonized by France in the nineteenth century, Ghardaïa is marked by architecture that informed Le Corbusier’s modernist designs; Attia’s structure thus embodies the impact of Algerian culture on that of its colonizer. He has had solo exhibitions in Beirut, Berlin, Boston, Germany, Seattle, and the United Kingdom, and participated in Documenta, Kassel, Germany (2013), and the Lyon Biennial: La vie moderne (2015).

Following its presentation in New York, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise will travel to Istanbul’s Pera Museum in 2017.


LOCATION: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
DATES : April 29 - October 5, 2016
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Kader Attia's 'Ghardaïa' featured at the Guggenheim

When
Apr 29 - Oct 5, 2016
Where
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY
But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, April 29–October 5, 2016. Photo: David Heald

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa, the third exhibition of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, illuminates contemporary artistic practices in the Middle East and North Africa and the region’s diaspora. Presenting a selection of newly acquired works for the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, this exhibition will feature installations, photographs, sculptures, videos, and works on paper from a broad selection of artists. The exhibition is curated by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa.

This exhibit features Kader Attia (b.1970, France).
Raised in Paris and Algeria, Kader Attia reflects on the impact of Western societies on their former colonial counterparts. For Untitled (Ghardaïa) (2009), Attia modeled the Algerian town of the title in couscous, accompanying it with photographs of architects Le Corbusier and Fernand Pouillon, and a UNESCO declaration identifying the town as a World Heritage Site. Colonized by France in the nineteenth century, Ghardaïa is marked by architecture that informed Le Corbusier’s modernist designs; Attia’s structure thus embodies the impact of Algerian culture on that of its colonizer. He has had solo exhibitions in Beirut, Berlin, Boston, Germany, Seattle, and the United Kingdom, and participated in Documenta, Kassel, Germany (2013), and the Lyon Biennial: La vie moderne (2015).

Following its presentation in New York, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise will travel to Istanbul’s Pera Museum in 2017.


LOCATION: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
DATES : April 29 - October 5, 2016
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