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60 Years of Modern Art

The perception of what constitutes art has changed significantly during the last 60 years, with the Pop Art and Street Art movements playing important roles in the transition.

Pop art emerged as an art movement in Britain and the United States during the 1950s. Its inclusion of mass culture and popular imagery—including advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects—challenged the traditions of fine art. Through celebration of commonplace objects and everyday people, pop artists sought to elevate popular culture to the level of fine art. The movement is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction such as screen printing.

Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. Other terms for this type of art can be "urban art" or "guerrilla art". Common forms and media can include spray paint graffiti, stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art, sticker art, street installations, and sculpture.

This exhibition celebrates artists from Andy Warhol, who personified Pop Art in the 1960s, to Shepard Fairey, who became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster and was an important artist to support the “We The People” campaign during the inauguration of Donald Trump.

This exhibition will be open for two weeks from September 14-28, 2017.

Please RSVP for the opening reception to 07 233 8060 or events@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae with your name, phone, and email.

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the opening reception and may be used for promotional purposes online, in print material, and/or through other media.

This event is part of the Al Qasimi Foundation’s arts and culture initiative.

Start Date End Date Time
September 14, 2017September 28, 20175 P.M. to 7 P.M.