The Art Library Exhibition

07 Jun 2021

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Riyadh.


07 Jun 2021 - 28 Aug 2021


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Riyadh.

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The Art Library: Discovering Arab Artists

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Misk Art Institute is proud to announce the launch of a legacy initiative, The Art Library. The initiative aims to enrich the documentation of Arab art history over a series of publications. This exhibition marks The Art Library's debut showcasing the works of Abdulrahman Alsoliman and Adam Henein. In honor of the pioneering artists, this exhibition invites readers to experience the artworks for the first time in this context.

The Art Library: Discovering Arab Artists is an initiative that focuses on documenting and publishing a series of books that contextualizes the artistic methods and journeys of prominent Arab artists that played a significant role in shaping the Arab world's modern and contemporary art scene. The publications, published in Arabic and English, focus on documenting and displaying pivotal works throughout their history, philosophy, and humble experiences.

The first series highlights the oeuvre of Saudi painter Abdulrahman Alsoliman (b.1954) and Egyptian artist Adam Henein (1929-2020) presented alongside written contributions from local and international art critics, curators and writers and select noble works. Abdulrahman Alsoliman's book displays his painterly response, capturing his fundamentally abstract style and signs and symbols in his work. Adam Henein's book reveals an intimate aspect of his creations through a previously unpublished selection of charcoal drawings he produced over the last two decades.

Misk Art Institute is committed to serving content and context to the Arab art sector through an eternal literary celebration of Arab art history for future generations in partnership with Rizzoli International Publications and the esteemed Mona Khazindar as editor.



Misk Art Institute would like to thank Abdulrahman Alsoliman and The Adam Henein Foundation for their contribution and invaluable support.