Leading modernist artist Mohammed Melehi, whose work is currently on show at Mathaf: Museum of Modern Art as one of the Focus exhibitions, dedicated to pioneering regional artists, presented a lecture on his work as a painter, publisher, educator, and social activist on March 7 at Mathaf in Education City, Doha.
The talk was organised as part of Mathaf Talks, an ongoing series of public events where invited creative professionals engage in conversations and debates on art history and artistic practices locally and internationally.
During the event, Mr. Melehi presented a lecture on his personal experiences spanning his 60-year career, followed by a conversation with Mathaf Curator Laura Barlow. The discussion touched on insights from the artist’s work in education, politics and community development that supported the growth of independent creative expression and critical thinking in artistic communities in Morocco.
The talk was organised in conjunction with the exhibition Mohammed Melehi: 1959-1971 currently on show at Mathaf, that focuses on the artist’s work during the 1960’s.