Baghdad Mon Amour: Saison Culturelle

  • through July 29, 2018
  • Institut des Cultures d'Islam, Paris
This exhibition is about artistic strategies of reinventing Iraqi heritage after decades of war. Mostly from Iraq, the artists gathered here seek to overcome the looting and destruction of museums and archeological sites from Baghdad to Mosul.  By revealing the protective drive of these artists, expressed in allegory, parody, editing and archeology, Baghdad Mon Amour summons the utopia of a "museum without a wall" to face catastrophe. Far from nostalgia, a constellation of modern and contemporary works of art, archival documents and nomadic signs celebrates a visual culture that resists erasure, giving way to a possible rebirth of Baghdad between gestures of preservation and reinvention.

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August 6, 2018 through August 10, 2018
Latif Al Ani, courtesy Ruya Foundation
"Shorja Street, Baghdad" by Latif Al Ani, 1950 (detail).
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