16 October, 2016 - 16 April, 2017
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Qatar
Qatar Museums’ Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and QM Gallery Al Riwaq will present I am the cry, who will give voice to me? Dia Azzawi: A Retrospective (From 1963 until tomorrow), opening on October 16th 2016 in Doha, Qatar. This monumental exhibition comprises of over 350 works by Azzawi, from early modernist works created in his native Baghdad, to contemporary pieces created in his London studio. Over 50 years of art-making will be presented through works on paper, printmaking, artists books, paintings and sculpture.
Curated by the Centre Pompidou’s Deputy Director Catherine David, the exhibition was designed for two spaces, with two focuses that arise from a shared starting point. One side of the exhibition looks at Azzawi’s relationship with politics in Iraq and within the Arab World; whereas the second exhibition space considers the relationship between text and image throughout Azzawi’s oeuvre.