Adel Abdessemed  b. 1971


Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar presented a landmark exhibition by Adel Abdessemed entitled L’âge d’or, on view October 6, 2013 to January 5, 2014. Curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, the show featured recent works including sculptures, drawings, and videos, most of them created by the artist especially for this exhibition.


Abdellah Karroum, Mathaf’s Director stated: “Adel Abdessemed’s exhibition is the first major curatorial project produced by Mathaf I will have the pleasure to open since my recent appointment as Director. L’âge d’or is undoubtedly a very challenging show in many ways, one that I hope will resonate with visitors from Qatar and around the world. Adel is an artist with whom I have worked extensively in the past. His work contributes substantially to the debate of ideas and leads the way in the movement towards new concepts in the art scene and the world at large.”


Read the complete press release here.

Read more about the museum here.


To celebrate the exhibition opening, a special reading by Adonis was followed by a roundtable panel discussion – Adel Abdessemed versus The World – moderated by Pier Luigi Tazzi with participants Ute Meta Bauer, David Elliott, Jane Farver, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.