This solo exhibition presents works by one of the leading influential artists and pioneering modernist painters in Sudan: Kamala Ibrahim Ishag. In 1960 Ishaq cofounded the modern art movement known as the Khartoum school. She worked as a lecturer at the Khartoum College of Fine Art and then as head of the fine arts department. In 1978, she and her students established the Crystalist Group, a conceptual art group that challenged traditional practices in Sudanese art. Ishag currently lives and works in Khartoum. She will receive the Principal Prince Claus Award in December 2019.
The exhibition Women in Crystal Cubes will exhibit a variety of paintings, including early works by the artist and more recent works commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation. This exhibition is co-curated by Sharjah Art Foundation's Director and President Hoor Al Qasimi and Dr Salah M. Hassan, Goldwin Smith Professor and Director, Institute for Comparative Modernities, Cornell University.
Image: Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Women in Cubes, 2015. Oil on canvas, 155 x 115 cm. From the collection of Samia Omer Osman. Courtesy of the Sharjah Art Foundation.