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Saddam is Here Exhibition @ Ikon Gallery

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
Read. Write. Run.
Published March 5th 2014
Think twice about Iraq
With a title like 'Sadam is Here' you'd be forgiven for thinking this exhibition was a little less than easy-viewing. Jamal Penjweny is the artist behind the thought-provoking title, and if you've had a less than comfortable reaction reading that, good; Penjweny is keen to make a statement and a little shock factor goes a long way.

Saddam is here, Ikon gallery, Jamal Penjweny,
Clever photography


The Iraqi-Kurdish photographer is renowned for his work, which has captured the war in Iraq and has been shared all over the world via The New York Times and The Washington Post, amongst other publications.

Ikon is hosting Jamal Penjweny's first solo exhibition, including the Saddam Is Here series of photography, which shows life in Iraq today. It is the opening exhibition of Ikon 50, a year-long programme marking the Gallery's 50th year.

Too often does the media inform audiences ideas about individuals in power, well Penjweeny is quickly challenging the way the public feel about his home country of Iraq.

Be prepared for images which are more than thought provoking. This is a free event, so don't worry about paying to see Penjweny's spectacular images.
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Why? For a good look at Iraq
When: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am-6pm Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays
Phone: 0121 248 0708
Where: Ikon Gallery
Cost: Free
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