The startling and sometimes provocative collection of contemporary Middle Eastern art currently on view at the Museum of Anthropology appears to be hauling in the audiences.
Safar/Voyage has turned out to be one of the museum's most-attended show in its history, with more than 46,000 people catching the exhibit since its opening on April 21. That's a nine-percent increase in visitors over the same period last year.
It's the first major show of contemporary art from the region ever to be shown in Vancouver. Via painting, photos, sculpture, video, installation, and even a carpet, the 16 artists on view reveal that—contrary to what you might see in most galleries around the world—Europe isn't the only place where cutting-edge art is being made.
The show runs till September 15 and is definitely worth the trek out to UBC if you haven't seen it yet.