For Abu Dhabi Art, Tabari Artspace presented a two-part exhibition that navigated the MENA region’s rich traditions, dynamic present, and promising future through the varied perspectives of its artists working across disciplines, from the modern and contemporary periods.
The featured artists included modernist sculptural pioneer Alfred Basbous, painter Tagreed Darghouth, visual artist Alymamah Rashed, abstract expressionist Omar El Nagdi, and multimedia artist Mohamed Arejdal.
In part one of the exhibition, modernist sculptor Alfred Basbous and contemporary painter Tagreed Darghouth offered a multifaceted gaze out of Lebanon. Their artworks, produced through different techniques and at different moments in time, responded to the immediate environment and revealed vastly different world views and lived experiences.
In part two, Alymamah Rashed, Omar El Nagdi, and Mohamed Arejdal raised questions surrounding tradition, spirituality, and cultural practices in the contemporary moment.