January 18-27, 2019
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 — Sun, Jan 21, 2018
$20, $18 Friends, $12 students and seniors
77 Wynford Drive
Lecture: Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media, Sun, Nov 19, 2–4 pm (see below for details)
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
10:00 am — 8:00 pm
From lavish textiles and intricately patterned carpets to colourful paintings, polychrome Iznik wares, and precious inlaid metalwork: the world premiere of Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection introduces Canadian and international audiences to a choice selection from one of the world’s most important private collections of Islamic art.
Handpicked by Dr. Alessandro Bruschettini in conversation with Aga Khan Museum Curator Filiz Çakır Phillip, the objects showcased in the exhibition, numbering more than 40 and dating from the 13th to 17th centuries, demonstrate remarkable vibrancy, variety, and technical perfection and represent the essence of this rarely exhibited collection.
A feast for the eyes, Arts of the East: Highlights of Islamic Art from the Bruschettini Collection illuminates the noble art of collecting and the enduring appeal of Islamic masterworks.
Lecture: Creative Algorithms: From Islamic Art to Digital Media
Sunday, November 19, 2–4 pm
How are creative algorithms and pixels connected to traditional Islamic art? During this engaging lecture, Dr. Laura U. Marks brings media art in touch with some of its Islamic “roots” in 10th-century Iraq, 16th-century Iran, and elsewhere, while also revealing the historical influences of Islamic art on European art.
Image credits (in order of appearance): Aga Khan Museum exterior, photo by Janet Kimber (cover), installation photos all by Philip Castleton Photography with artworks courtesy of The Bruschettini Collection.
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