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Islamic Art Exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently opened up an exhibit called ‘Islamic Art Now’. The exhibit showcases contemporary works from artists whose roots can be traced back to the Middle East. There were several art installations of contemporary art in the assigned galleries as well. As many as 25 works were on display for the first leg of this two-part program. Some of the artists featured in the exhibit are Lalla Essaydi, Susan Hefuna, Mitra Tabrizian, Shirin Neshat, Barbad Golshiri, Wafaa Bilal, and Youseff Nabil. Linda Komardoff serves as the curator. One of the most celebrated works in the exhibit is the very mysterious ‘Woman Behind Mashrabiya I’ by Egyptian-German artist Susan Hefuna. Another notable work is the ‘Reclining Odalisque’ by Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi, which shows a woman covered in calligraphy. Other impressive works include ‘Speechless’ by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat and ‘Tehran’ by Mitra Tabrizian. For more information about the exhibit, please visit LACMA's website here.