Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, The Mosaic Rooms present an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events running from spring 2018 to autumn 2019. The programme of six exhibitions has two parts, a series of seminal Arab and Iranian modernist artists from Egypt, Iran and Morocco curated by Morad Montazami and a series of group shows presenting contemporary art from these three countries organised in partnership with regional institutions and curators.
Townhouse gallery, Cairo
“What do you mean, here we are?” is a retrospective of the renowned Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Egypt. Founded in 1998, Townhouse emerged onto a scene dominated by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and its private affiliates. As one of the first independent art spaces in Cairo, Townhouse has borne witness to an unusual and intriguing trajectory.
This autumn The Mosaic Rooms opens the first UK exhibition dedicated to Behjat Sadr (1924-2009), now regarded as one of Iran’s most influential and radical visual artists. The exhibition will bring together a selection of masterpieces by the artist never seen before in the UK.