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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist



-The Tate Modern is hosting an exhibition-Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist Which is the The first Tate Modern exhibition dedicated to African Modernism traces the life and work of Ibrahim El-Salahi. This major retrospective brings together 100 works from across more than five decades of his international career. The exhibition highlights one of the most significant figures in African and Arab Modernism and reveals his place in the context of a broader, global art history.And the exhibition is presenting this artist’s personal journey, beginning in Sudan in the 1950’s and followed by his international schooling at the Slade School in London. After a period of research and self-discovery, he returned to Sudan in 1957.There, he established a new Sudanese visual vocabulary, which arose from his own pioneering integration of Islamic, African, Arab and Western artistic traditions. El-Salahi lived in Qatar before settling in England in the 1990s. His recent paintings reflect his joy for life, his deep spiritual faith, and a profound recognition of his place in the world.

-I have watched a short film about the artist introducing this exhibition and his exclusive art experience,the artist pointed that his paintings just like a new-born baby,and he doesn`t wanna name his artworks because on his opinion,the victors will give their own feelings,and let victors name the paintings, the artist doesn`t wanna lead victors thoughts.After all, art is freedom.


*Some Artworks Displayed At The Exhibition

Ibrahim El-Salahi

Vision of the Tomb 1965
Museum for African Art, New York

© Ibrahim El-Salahi

                                                                 Ibrahim El-Salahi 
Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I 1961–5

Tate

© Ibrahim El-Salahi


Ibrahim El-Salahi

They Always Appear 1966–8 

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Qatar Museums Authority

© Ibrahim El-Salahi

Ibrahim El-Salahi Self-Portrait of Suffering 1961

Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth, Germany

© Ibrahim El-Salahi

                                                               Ibrahim El-Salahi 

The Last Sound 1964
Collection of Abdulmagid A. Breish

© Ibrahim El-Salahi


                                                               Ibrahim El-Salahi

The Tree 2003
Collection of the artist 
© Ibrahim El-Salahi





*Information:
Tate Modern: Exhibition
3 July – 22 September 2013
Adult £11.00 (without donation £10.00)

Concession £9.50 (without donation £8.60)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
Additional booking fee of £1.75 (£2 via telephone) per transaction applies 


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