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Thuraya Al-Baqsami: Lasting Impression
11 October 2017Free
A retrospective for the pioneering Kuwaiti artist with the largest and most comprehensive collection of her work to date. It has more than 200 of her paintings, posters, drawings and illustrations dating back to the 1960s; subjects include the artist’s life in Cairo, Moscow, Dakar and elsewhere, as well as her take on events in the region including the Gulf War.
The exhibition has been guest-curated by Monira Al-Qadiri.
This is the eighth in Sharjah Art Museum’s series of Lasting Impressions exhibitions paying tribute to influential artists from the region. Manal Ataya, Director General of Sharjah Museums Department, said: “We wanted to celebrate the achievements of women cultural practitioners in the region and ensure their integral place in history. We are confident that this exhibition will serve as a point of inspiration for all art enthusiasts, especially young women, from all over the region who are making a start in their artistic careers.”
To 16 December.