Arab Contemporary is the second chapter in the Architecture, Culture and Identity series, following the New Nordic exhibition at the Louisiana in 2012.
The series questions the role played by architecture in shaping a cultural identity of a nation or a region.
The exhibition examines the cultural and linguistic characteristics of Arab countries, from the Arabian Peninsula to Lebanon to Morocco, and asks whether they permeate the region's architecture to contribute towards a shared Arabian identity.
It tests this theory by contrasting the architecture of modern Arabian cities such as Dubai with old Yemenite civilisations, in a cross-over exhibition that mixes architecture, art, photography, documentary and film.
Tues-Fri 11.00-22.00 Sat-Sun 11.00-18.00