• YTO Closing Slide


    View of Yto Barrada, My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat, at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar, 2 August – 30 November 2020.

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art invites you to attend

Yto Barrada in conversation with Laura Barlow 


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The practice of Moroccan artist Yto Barrada draws upon the roles of activist, educator, architect, botanist and anthropologist to explore expressions of communality and individual being. The exhibition My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat at Mathaf, focuses on the threads of regeneration and growth moving between architecture, urban transformation, horticulture, experimental education and home economics. Weaving together these interdisciplinary methods of making and discovery, the exhibition articulates desires for equality, self-expression and exploration.  

Join Yto Barrada in conversation with exhibition curator Laura Barlow for a discussion about these threads of thinking and the presence of the parallel but distinct lives of beings in the exhibition, including Mounira Bouzid, Barrada’s mother; the ethnologist and anthropologist Thérèse Rivière; the Lebanese modernist Saloua Raouda Choucair; a palm tree; and a dinosaur skeleton. These characters are all part of Barrada’s imagined and historical socio-political narratives that address ideas of decomposition and revival related to the histories of political and colonial nation building, post-independence strategies of resistance and their distinct formal realities.

This public event marks the close of Barrada’s solo exhibition at Mathaf, My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar from 2 August – 30 November 2020, and celebrates the publication of the exhibition catalogue, both curated and edited by Laura Barlow.

Yto Barrada lives and works in Tangier, Morocco and New York City. For the artists extended biography please visit http://mathaf.org.qa/en/yto-barrada

The event will be held in English and simultaneous Arabic translation will be provided.

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