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Friday
Dec292017

My Top 10 Artworks of 2017 

 

Here's a look at some of my favourite art works I saw this year at some of the exhibitions I visited, which were considerably less compared to the past few years. They are listed in alphabetical (first name) order and I've hyperlinked the title that have a dedicated website/page with more information.   

 

 

1. Abigail Reynolds at the Islamic Art Festival exhibition in Sharjah Art Museum

  


2. Ali Jabri at Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj 

Untitled, 1989-1992 9 boxes, wood and glass boxes, paper cutout on metal and glass, dimensions variable

Untitled, 1989-1992 9 boxes, wood and glass boxes, paper cutout on metal and glass, dimensions variable 

 

3. Allora & Calzadilla (in collaboration with Ted Chiang) - The Great Silence at Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj 

The Great Silence, 2014 3-channel HD video, 16 minutes 22 seconds

 

4. Anna Atkins - Photographs of British Algae. Cyanotype Impressions (1843-53) at Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

 

 

5. Antonio Massoti - The Women of Bologna (1958-1962), installation at Bologna Fotografata 

  

 

6. Bariş Doğrusöz  Heure de Paris: The map and the territory, 2015/2017

Bariş Doğrusöz - Heure de Paris: The map and the territory, 2015/2017 17 digital prints, Hahnemühle Photo Rag 188 gsm

Bariş Doğrusöz - Heure de Paris: The map and the territory, 2015/2017 17 digital prints, Hahnemühle Photo Rag 188 gsm

Images via Sharjah Art Foundation

 

7. Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Saydnaya (the missing 19db) at Sharjah Biennale 13: Tamawuj 

Saydnaya (the missing 19db), 2017 Sound, mixing desk, light-boxImage via Universes in Universe 

 

8. Martin Scorsese - The Exhibition - Four Channel Media Installation at EYE Museum 

Media installation on four screens © Deutsche Kinemathek / M. Stefanowski, 2013Image via EYE

 

9. Picasso - Portrait of a Woman at Louvre Abu Dhabi 

Portrait of a Woman, 1928, Painted paper, gouache and ink on cardboard

 

10. Sarah Alahbabi at Warehouse 421

Sarah Alahbabi - Destructive, 2017, Manipulated mirror acrylics to portray Arabic phrases that criticize women. Image via Warehouse 421