Ibrahim El-Salahi: Institut du Monde Arabe, France.

14 April 2017 – 30 July 2017

Modern Forms is pleased to have loaned Ibrahim El-Salahi’s Calliagraphic Forms III to The Treasures of Islam in Africa at the Institut du Monde Arabe, France.

The group exhibition From Dakar to Zanzibar, and from Timbuktu to Harar, highlighted African communities that have benefited from thirteen centuries of spiritual and cultural exchange with the Maghrib and the Middle East. Focusing on archaeology, architecture, immaterial heritage, and contemporary art, the unprecedented exhibition brought together around 300 multidisciplinary works in an exhibition space of 1,100 m2 in order to expose the cultural and artistic richness of the Islamic communities in sub-Saharan Africa.