Models of Le Corbusier's Iraq gym in New York
This exhibition in New York features art from the Middle East and North Africa recently acquired for the Guggenheim's collection. It features 18 works by 17 artists. Architecture features prominently, including Plan for Greater
Baghdad by Ala Younis, which is a collection of models of the gymnasium designed for Baghdad in 1957 by Le Corbusier and inaugurated in 1980 as the Saddam Hussein Gymnasium. The exhibition will move to Istanbul's Pera Museum in 2017. But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise: Contemporary Art of the Middle East and North Africa runs at the Guggenheim in New York until October 5. For information visit www.guggenheim.org.