Gulf News: Iraqi art and artists celebrated in new book

A Gulf News article that talks about a new book highlighting over 4o years of modern Iraqi art. The book, which is published by Skira publishing in collaboration with Meem Gallery, is one of the most significant publications ever made on Iraqi art. 

“The event showcased important paintings and sculptures featured in the book, spanning more than 40 years from the late 1960s until 2010, and a musical band playing traditional Iraqi tunes, including the famous Maqam, set the perfect background for the exhibition and book launch.

Majeed Jafar, chief executive of Crescent Petroleum, said Art in Iraq Today is a unique book which brings together a group of Iraqi artists with varying methodologies, but who are united in their experience of exile after having spent their formative years as artists in Iraq.” (quoted from the article cited below)

Click here to read the full article:

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/heritage-culture/iraqi-art-and-artists-celebrated-in-new-book-1.972267

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