Both Todd Gibson at FTF and Tyler Green over at MAN weigh in on Without Boundary: Seventeen Ways of Looking currently at MOMA on their blogs today. I haven't seen the show so I can't comment but I especially liked Tyler's Quote:
At a time when it's important for Americans to engage more with the Islamic world, its history and its traditions -- and at a time when it's especially important for American institutions to show and share the humanizing power of art, pretty much every American museum has done nothing.
I totally agree and their posts today give me a good excuse to promote an upcoming show at the Office. This July we will be featuring Facing East by London based artist Natasha Caruana. Originally funded by the British Arts Council, Natasha began photographing young women in Saudi Arabia as a way of bringing understanding between the east and west. The work has evolved into quite a project and we are really excited that this important work will be making it's US debut here at The Office. Because institutions, like Tyler says, seem to be dropping the ball. Consider this our little part to engage with the Islamic world and show the humanizing power of art. More to follow I'm sure.
Image: Natasha Caruana