Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Mapping the Contemporary I, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2016. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

Barjeel Art Foundation Collection Imperfect Chronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary At The Whitechapel Gallery, London

Debating Modernism I

Location: The Whitechapel Gallery, London
Date: September 8 – December 6, 2015
Curated by: Omar Kholeif

Imperfect Chronology – Debating Modernism I explored the emergence and subsequent development of an Arab art aesthetic through drawings and paintings from the early twentieth century to 1967, an important historical period in the region.

Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Debating Modernism I, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Debating Modernism I, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

Debating Modernism II

Location: The Whitechapel Gallery, London
Date: December 15, 2015 – April 17, 2016
Curated by: Omar Kholeif

Imperfect Chronology – Debating Modernism II focused on figurative works of art in the Barjeel Art Collection produced between 1968 and 1987.

Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Debating Modernism II, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.
Installation view of the exhibition Imperfect Chronology: Debating Modernism II, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2015. Curated by Dr. Omar Kholeif. Photograph by Stephen White. Image courtesy of Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah.

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