Blick in die Ausstellung

On the central wall in this image is Iraqi artist Faisal Laibi Sahi’s 1978 work Martyrs. In this painting, Sahi depicts a mournful funerary scene. The monumental work conveys the linear spatial configuration of a funeral procession whereas the repetition of the figures suggests the importance of community in the bereavement of a martyrs’ life. The composition is permeated with a sense of melancholy—most evident in the saddened eyes of all the figures and the grief stricken gestures of the women, representing generations of mothers who lost their sons and daughters to a succession of brutal regimes and to a series of wars.

Text von Sarah Rogers

© Foto: Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation, Fotografie Capital D Studio

A Century in Flux - Fotos

Höhepunkte aus der Sammlung der Barjeel Art Foundation. Sharjah Art Museum, VAE, 12. Mai 2018 - 31. Mai 2023. Kuratoren: Salwa Mikdadi, Mandy Merzaban, Karim Sultan.

Logo Logo Zurück nach oben