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Monira Al Qadiri Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, September 23, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join us for the opening reception of “Monira Al Qadiri” on view at the Blaffer Art Museum 9/24/2022-1/8/2023. In partnership with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston, the Blaffer will present the first solo museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Berlin-based artist Monira Al Qadiri (b. 1983). Considered one of the most important artists to emerge from the Persian Gulf region in recent years, Al Qadiri came of age during the rapid transformation of her childhood home nation of Kuwait—from its status as one of the world’s oldest civilizations, through its dominance of the oil industry, to its current role as a battleground in geopolitics. Al Qadiri’s work examines petrocultures, and her practice broadly serves as a seismograph for this world, examining the corruption and flux caused by competing ideas of prosperity, religion, and globalization. The exhibition will include newly-commissioned works by the artist. This exhibition is organized for the Blaffer Art Museum by Tyler Blackwell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Associate Curator.
- Blaffer Art Museum, 4173 Elgin St. Houston, TX 77004
- UH Blaffer Museum
4173 Elgin Street
Houston, Texas 77004
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