MAJOR MODERN ARAB EXHIBITIONS 2012 – 2022 | MONA SAUDI: POETRY AND FORM AT SHARJAH ART MUSEUM, SHARJAH

Mona Saudi, various works. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sharjah Art Foundation, Mona Saudi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

Mona Saudi: Poetry and Form
At Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah

Location: Sharjah Art Museum Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen
Date: March 7 – June 7, 2018
Curated by: Hoor Al Qasimi and Noora Al Mualla
Organised by: Sharjah Art Foundation, in collaboration with Sharjah Art Museum

Mona Saudi, Mother/Earth, 1969. Lebanese Stone, 50 x 30 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view, Sharjah Art Foundation, Mona Saudi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.
Mona Saudi, Mother/Earth, 1969. Lebanese Stone, 50 x 30 cm. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view, Sharjah Art Foundation, Mona Saudi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.
Mona Saudi, various works. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sharjah Art Foundation, Mona Saudi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.
Mona Saudi, various works. Mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Installation view, Sharjah Art Foundation, Mona Saudi, 2018. Image courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation.

Sharjah Art Foundation, in collaboration with Sharjah Art Museum, presented a survey of work by artist Mona Saudi. Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and Noora Al Mualla, the show included works from the mid- 1960s till the day of the exhibition, encompassing a large selection of the stone sculptures for which she was best known as well as paintings, drawings and other works on paper inspired by the works of the poets Mahmoud Darwish and Adonis. The exhibition highlighted Saudi’s exploration of the intertwined relationship between natural material and modern form. In many of her works, notions of growth, fertility and the body are explored through her introduction of compositional movement to conventional geometric shapes. A substantial presentation of the artist’s sculptures provided rare insight into the evolution of Saudi’s aesthetic and intellectual journey, which is particularly evident in her work with different types and colours of stone, including white marble, pink limestone, green marble and black diorite, all sourced from the greater surrounding region.

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