‘Without Boundary’ @ MoMa
The Museum of Modern Art is currently running an exhibition called “Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking.” Curated by Fereshteh Daftari, the pieces in the collection explore the false notion of “Islamic art,” which is generally taken to mean any art produced in Muslim lands, regardless of ethnicity or culture.
The artists come from various countries (with a strong showing by Iranian artists, including photographer Sherin Neshat and comic artist Marjane Satrapi) and various religious backgrounds, showcasing the diversity of thinking about art from (or about) “over there.” Michael Wise, writing in the Los Angeles Times, finds the exhibit “subversive.” I think we can all use a bit of subversion. You can view the online page for Without Boundary here. (Click on “Full Program” for a guided tour.)