Exhibition Open House: More Than Your Eyes Can See, Contemporary Photography from the Arab World

The MEI Art Gallery is excited to welcome readers on Thursday, July 21st from 5pm-8pm as aspect of Dupont Circle’s 3rd Thursdays Artwork Wander. A gallery tour will be held at 6:30pm.

We invite you to arrive and see our recent exhibition Extra Than Your Eyes Can See: Modern Images from the Arab Entire world, which attributes the get the job done of 15 photographers from the Arab planet and its diaspora discovering a broad range of subjects from the devastating outcomes of local weather modify to notions of community area, identity and LGBT communities. Working with genres that incorporate photojournalism and fine artwork pictures, the artists deliver really private reflections on the every day lived ordeals of individuals in the Center East today. 

The exhibition is curated by Laila Abdul Hadi Jadallah and arranged in partnership with Tribe, a non-gain publication and platform concentrated on documenting photography, film and online video from the Arab world. 

If you are not able to go to the open house, you can stop by the exhibition Monday by way of Friday from 10-5pm. Make sure you make a timed appointment to go to the MEI Gallery (1763 N Road NW, Washington, DC 20036). The exhibition is also readily available to view on line on MEI’s Arts and Culture web page. The exhibition will run by way of Friday, Oct 21, 2022.

Artists: Mohammad Alfaraj (Saudi Arabia), Eman Ali (Oman), Amr Attamimi (Yemen), Zied Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Imane Djamil (Morocco), Farah Foudeh (Jordan), Rula Halawani (Palestine), Yasmine Hatimi (Morocco), Samar Hazboun (Palestine), Amir Hazim (Iraq), M’hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Najla Mentioned (Egypt), and Ismail Zaidy (Morocco).

This occasion is free of charge and open up to the general public. Beverages and snacks will be served.

Amr Attamimi, LALALAND I (2013). Lalaland sequence. Edition: AP, 44 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist and Emergeast.

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