The British Museum, London, UK
5 June 2017 – 4 February 2018
Jaber Al Azmeh in the collective exhibition Living Histories, a display highlighting recent acquisitions by The British Museum of posters, prints, drawings, photographs and artists’ books. Many of the artists come from Syria, their work produced following the uprisings that began in 2011 that have since resulted in full scale civil war.
The British Museum collects art such as this in keeping with its role as a museum of history. These works speak of their time – they invite the viewer to look at the troubled politics of the Middle East today through a lens that is different from the world of the immediacy of media reports.
The acquisitions are made possible by the patrons’ group (CaMMEA), the Art Fund and a number of generous donations.