In recent years, the parameters of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in the Middle East. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural traditions, these artists use techniques and incorporate imagery and ideas from earlier periods. 10 years ago, LACMA began to acquire such work within the context of its holdings of Islamic art. Islamic Art Now, a two-part exhibition, marks the first major installations of LACMA’s collection of contemporary art of the Middle East. Part 2 features 31 works by artists from Iran, the Arab world, Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Northwest Africa.
From 24 January – ongoing.