But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa

Through painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, and video, But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa presents a spectrum of artistic voices and critical concerns from a rapidly evolving region. Interwoven with questions around the Middle East and North Africa’s colonial histories, the exhibition investigates themes such as movement, migration, architecture, and the process of uncovering hidden ideas or “conceptual contraband.”

Participating artists include: Abbas AkhavanKader AttiaErgin ÇavuşoğluAli CherriOri GershtMariam GhaniJoana Hadjithomas and Khalil JoreigeRokni HaerizadehSusan HefunaIman IssaNadia Kaabi-LinkeHassan KhanMohammed KazemAhmed MaterZineb Sedira, and Ala Younis.

But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise is organized by Sara Raza, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Middle East and North Africa and is accompanied by a series of public programs including a film series, gallery talks, and tours.

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April 29 - October 5 ,2016 | Newyork Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum​