How Arab artists revolutionised Paris’s Modern art scene in the 20th century

The Art Newspaper

How did Modern Arab art develop? How did Arab artists contribute to the art scene in Paris? And how did Paris inspire these artists? These are some of the questions explored in a major new exhibition at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris next year.

Arab presence: Modern Art and Decolonisation, Paris 1908-1988 (5 April 2024-25 August 2024) will take a comprehensive, scholarly look at the influx of Arab artists to Paris during the 20th century, as France slowly withdrew from its colonies in the Middle East and North Africa, and the creative relationships that developed during that period.

More than 200 works by almost 130 artists—most of which have never been exhibited in France—include paintings, sculptures and photographs alongside historical sound and audiovisual archives.

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December 26, 2023
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