Omar Kholeif Will Curate Armory Focus 2015

Omar Kholief.

Omar Kholeif.

The Armory Show announced today that Omar Kholeif, curator at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, will organize the sixth edition of Armory Focus–a section of the fair focusing on a specific region of the world. 2015 will showcase art from the Middle East, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.

In a statement, Kholeif said, “[T]he concept of the Global South has increasingly started to proliferate in the art world–in museums, the marketplace, and in criticism. It is essential for one to consider alternative centers, or starting points for the history of art, as cultural output, audiences and collecting becomes more global.”

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