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The Aga Khan Museum Hosts Modern Middle Eastern Artworks

CONTEMPORARY ARAB ARTISTS BREAK DOWN GEO-POLITICAL BARRIERS AT THE AGA KHAN MUSEUM

Aga Khan Museum Barjeel Art Foundation

Larissa Sansour’s Nation State—Olive Tree is among the works on display at the Aga Khan Museum’s latest contemporary exhibition

JULY 25 TO JANUARY 3 It’s now been a year since the Aga Khan Museum opened its doors. In that time it’s become renowned for its priceless assemblage of historical art and artifacts from the Arab world. Just as exciting, however, are its displays of modern creativity. The latest such show brings to Toronto two-dozen diverse, contemporary pieces from the collection of the UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation. Situating works by Middle Eastern and North African artists—such as Iraq’s Dia al-Azzawi and Saudi Arabia’s Manal al-Dowayan—within a global context, the exhibition, appropriately titled “Home Ground,” addresses the ways in which navigating geo-political boundaries shape our sense of personal identity and our relationships within a society. —Craig Moy

• Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr., 416-646-4677; agakhanmuseum.org
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