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Cobra | 1000 Days of Free Art, 2015
2015

Catalogue for the exhibition Cobra | 1000 Days of Free Art at the Sharjah Art Museum. The exhibition consists of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, works on paper, textiles, films, jazz music, magazines and documentation material from the period 1947 till the early 1960s.

The story of CoBrA is told through a chronological timeline, where the visitor is introduced to the movement and the social and historical developments of the period 1930-1960 in Europe. Historical images in black and white documentaries show the post World War II environment in which the CoBrA movement was founded. There are spoken word portraits by CoBrA artists, who reflect on the significance of the movement. The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces showing the fantasy animals, mythical creatures, vital compositions and non-western influences in the art.

    Author(s)

    Manuel Ataya
    Els Ottenhof
    Katja Weitering

    Translator

    Shaima Al Owais | Aisha Al Suwaidi

    Publisher

    Sharjah Art Museum

    Language

    English, Arabic

    Type

    Catalog
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