Modern Syrian art
at the British Museum

4 July 2011 – 9 January 2012

The exhibition is now closed

Recommend this exhibition

This display examines the works of modern Syrian artists in the British Museum’s collection.

It features a range of artists including Fateh Moudarres (1922–1999), one of the most important artists in Syria during the second half of the 20th century. There is also a rare triptych by popular poet Adonis (Ahmad Ali Said, b. 1930), as well as a number of artists’ books inspired by his poetry, works on paper by Marwan (b. 1934) and Youssef Abdelké (b. 1951), a selection of mixed media works by Issam Kourbaj (b. 1963) and a diptych by Sabhan Adam (b. 1972).

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2 Gouaches on Wooden Board

Fateh Moudarres, Untitled, 2 Gouaches on Wooden Board, 1966 (?), 19.5 x 15.7 cm
Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund