Sajjil - A Century of Modern Art English/Arabic version
Sajjil: A Century of Modern Art features works from the collection of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art by more than 100 artists, and represents pivotal experiments in aesthetics from the moment when individual modernism manifests itself in technique and production within the region, and up until the 1990s. Sajjil, Arabic for the act of recording, initiates a space for articulations of various narratives to allow Arab modern art its historical place within a wider tradition of art history. It acknowledges the multiplicity of experiences that form Arab modern art while emphasising the various common moments that justify a collective identity. Sajjil does not invent or define a new canon for Arab modern art but instead allows for further investigations and studies.