MAJOR MODERN ARAB EXHIBITIONS 2012 – 2022 | AREF EL RAYESS AT SHARJAH ART FOUNDATION, SHARJAH

Aref El Rayess, 2022. Installation view: Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.

Aref El Rayess at Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah

Location: Sharjah Art Museum Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen
Date: February 26 – August 7, 2022
Organised by: Organised by Sharjah Art Foundation and Sharjah Museums Authority with the support of the Aref El Rayess Foundation and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg.

Aref El Rayess, various works, 1960. Tempera and oil on canvas; dimensions variable. Installation view: Aref El Rayess, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2022. Courtesy of the Aref El Rayess Estate and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.
Aref El Rayess, various works, 1960. Tempera and oil on canvas; dimensions variable. Installation view: Aref El Rayess, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2022. Courtesy of the Aref El Rayess Estate and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.

More than five decades of work by the prolific Lebanese artist Aref El Rayess (1928 – 2005) is presented in the artist’s first major institutional exhibition to date. The exhibition includes a wide range of painting, drawing, sculpture and collage that together reveal the rich and complex artistic practice of this important Arab modernist.

Aref El Rayess, Temps Moderne et Tiers Monde [Modern Times and Third World] or La marche des peuples du Tiers-Monde entre le développement et la Révolution, 1974–1975 24 collages. Lacquer on wood; 41 x 41 cm each (framed). Installation view: Aref El Rayess, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2022. Courtesy of the Aref El Rayess Estate and Sfeir- Semler Gallery, Beirut/ Hamburg, and Nadine Begdache Collection. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.
Aref El Rayess, Temps Moderne et Tiers Monde [Modern Times and Third World] or La marche des peuples du Tiers-Monde entre le développement et la Révolution, 1974–1975 24 collages. Lacquer on wood; 41 x 41 cm each (framed). Installation view: Aref El Rayess, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2022. Courtesy of the Aref El Rayess Estate and Sfeir- Semler Gallery, Beirut/ Hamburg, and Nadine Begdache Collection. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.
Aref El Rayess, 2022. Installation view: Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.
Aref El Rayess, 2022. Installation view: Sharjah Art Foundation. Photo: Shanavas Jamaluddin.

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