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Posted On: 13 November 2012 08:32 pm
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Tea with Nefertiti

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Event Details:


This exhibition will be on show at Mathaf: the Arab Museum of Modern Art.

Entry is 25QR

Official Information:

"Through revisiting the contested histories of how Egyptian collections have been amassed by numerous
museums from the 19th century onwards, Tea with Nefertiti explores the mechanisms by which
artworks come to acquire a range of meanings and functions that can embody a number of diverse, and
at times conflicting narratives. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, Tea with
Nefertiti is organized along three thematic chapters that reflect on the process of appropriation that the
artwork undergoes as it travels through time and place.

In the Artist section, the focus is on the artist's formalistic departures and contributions as evidenced
through the works on display. In the Museum section, the emphasis shifts to the context in which an
artwork is presented. In the Public section, the viewer is presented with a number of incidents where
artworks have expanded, both physically and ideologically, beyond the artist's studio and the walls of
the museum into the public arena.

Tea with Nefertiti comprises of more than 100 artworks dating from ca. 1800 B.C. to the present
ranging from painting, sculpture and photography to video and mixed-media installation. It also
includes a newly commissioned site-specific intervention by Bassem Yousri. Along with these ancient,
modern and contemporary works, around 50 archival documents will be on view including a number of
first-to-be-exhibited materials."

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