Living Histories, Contemporary Arab Art

Living Histories, Contemporary Arab Art: A display highlighting recent acquisitions of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books by contemporary Arab artists, with a focus on Syria. Much of the work has been produced following the uprisings that began in 2011 that have since resulted in full scale civil war. Forming a part of the British Museum collections in keeping with its role as a museum of history, these pieces speak of their time and invite the viewer to look at the troubled politics of the Middle East today through a lens that is different from the world of the immediacy of media reports. Taking place 5 June-22 October, 2017 at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.