I thought an hour would be enough time for Newport Art Museum’s new exhibit of North African and (mostly) Middle Eastern art, but if I were you I’d plan on two. There’s just so much to see! Among the many names to remember: Saman Sajasi, the Providence-based Iranian artist whose ornate gold woodblock prints are layered over silk Google maps of Istanbul and Tehran; Azeri artist Faig Ahmed and his deconstructed handmade carpets; and Arghavan Khosravi, an Iranian artist whose wild prints feature (among other things) the Ayatollah Khomeini standing aside a figure of Venus. In the museum’s second building, a looping half-hour video program features a sad animation from Iraqi-Finnish artist Adel Abidin, while Egyptian cinephile Youssef Nabil cast Salma Hayek in a brightly colored belly dancing fantasia.
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The Shapes of Birds
September 18 2018
|Date:||September 18, 2018|
|Time:||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Event Categories:||Art, Featured|
|Event Tags:||Adel Abidin, Arghavan Khosravi, Art, Faig Ahmed, Newport, Newport Art Museum, Salma Hayek, Saman Sajasi, Youssef Nabil|
Newport Art Museum76 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840 United States