Display On now until Sunday, 17 October 2021

Contemporary Ceramic Art from the Middle East

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  • On now until Sunday, 17 October 2021

  • Room 146

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This display brings together for the first time contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa who work primarily in clay. The richness and inventiveness of their output reflects the vitality of current ceramic practice across the region.

Display Highlights

Nu Shabtis: Liberation, by Zahed Taj-Eddin
''Nu' Shabtis: Liberation', Zahed Taj-Eddin, 2014, London, England. Museum no. ME.17-2015. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
‘Double Circle’, by Ibrahim Said
'Double Circle', Ibrahim Said, 2013, Fustat, Egypt. Museum no. ME.6-2013. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Vase from the series 'The Eye Above the Well', by Nathalie Khayat
Vase from the series 'The Eye Above the Well', Nathalie Khayat, 2015, Beirut, Lebanon. Museum no. ME.7-2019. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Porcelain notebook from the series 'Soul Archive', by Halim al-Karim
Porcelain notebook from the series 'Soul Archive', Halim al-Karim, 1982-91, Baghdad, Iraq. Museum no. ME.3:1, 2-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
'Chess Federation', from the series 'We owe this considerable land to the horizon line', by Shahpour Pouyan
'Chess Federation', from the series 'We owe this considerable land to the horizon line', Shahpour Pouyan, 2017, New York, United States. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Tile panel, by Diaa El-Din Daoud
Tile panel, Diaa El-Din Daoud, 2018, Fustat, Egypt. Museum no. ME.14-2019. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Panel of five tiles, from the series 'Kashi and Kashan', by Abbas Akbari
Panel of five tiles, from the series 'Kashi and Kashan', Abbas Akbari, 2019, Tehran, Iran. Museum no. ME.43-2020. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
'Pregnant Spiral', by Elif Uras
'Pregnant Spiral', Elif Uras, 2019, Turkey. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
'Untitled 33' (left), 'Untitled 44' (right), from the series 'Architecture of Shadow, Orations of Light', Khaled Ben Slimane
'Untitled 33' (left), 'Untitled 44' (right), from the series 'Architecture of Shadow, Orations of Light', Khaled Ben Slimane, 2018, Tunis, Tunisia. Museum nos. ME.51-2020 and ME.52-2020. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
black Sheep/Dead Meat
'Black Sheep/Dead Meat', Malek Gnaoui, 2015, Tunis, Tunisia. Museum no. ME.1-2020. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Background image: Panel of five tiles, from the series ‘Kashi and Kashan’, Abbas Akbari, 2019, Tehran, Iran. Museum nos. ME.43 to 47-2020 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London