Leading modernist artist Mohammed Melehi, whose work is currently on show at Mathaf: Museum of Modern Art as one of the artist in the Focus exhibitions, will present a lecture on his work as a painter, publisher, educator, and social activist this Wednesday, 7 March at Mathaf in Education City.
The talk is organised as part of Mathaf Talks, an ongoing series of public events where creative professionals engage in conversations and debates on art history and artistic practices.
Melehi will present a lecture on his personal experiences spanning his 60-year career, followed by a conversation with Mathaf Curator Laura Barlow. The discussion will touch on insights from the artist’s work in education, politics and community development that supported the growth of independent creative expression and critical thinking within art communities in Morocco.
The talk is organised in conjunction with the exhibition Mohammed Melehi: 1959-1971 currently on show at Mathaf and showcasing Melehi’s work in the 1960s.
The Mathaf Talks series is open to the public. For more information, visit mathaf.org.qa.