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Barjeel Art Foundation


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Barjeel Art Foundation

  • Barjeel Art Foundation Level Two, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah Sharjah UAE (map)

Paul Guiragossian: Testimonies Of Existence

Guest curated by Maisa Al Qassimi with Mandy Merzaban as curatorial advisor, the exhibition is held in collaboration with the Paul Guiragossian Foundation and its president Manuella Guiragossian, daughter of the late artist. Marking the 25th anniversary of his death in 1993, Testimonies of Existence will feature works from the Barjeel Art Foundation collection and other prominent private collections within the UAE from the 1960s to the early 1990s interspersed with elements drawn from the foundation’s archive that document his life and prolific career. The exhibition explores key moments in the artist’s practice during this period and Guiragossian’s pivotal position in the history of modernism in the Arab world.



Barjeel Art Foundation, an independent collecting philanthropic institution based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, was established by Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi in 2010 to manage, preserve, and exhibit an extensive collection of modern & contemporary Arab art. Since then, Barjeel has curated and mounted over twenty exhibitions of exhibitions locally, regionally, and internationally, with the guiding principle to contribute to a greater understanding of the living and dynamic art history of the Arab world and its diaspora.


Event Information:

24 February – 28 April 2018

Location: Level Two, Maraya Art Centre, Al Qasba, Sharjah

Open: Saturdays to Thursdays, 10:00 – 22:00; Fridays, 16:00 – 22:00

+ 971 6 556 6555



Image Caption: Paul Guiragossian, La Lampe, 1979, Barjeel Art Foundation.

Earlier Event: December 14
Maraya Art Centre
Later Event: February 28
Sharjah Art Museum