Welcome to Iraq Exhibition

Welcome to Iraq Exhibition

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Posted 2014-04-04 by Bastion Harrisonfollow

Sat 15 Mar 2014 - Sun 01 Jun 2014


At the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, The National Pavilion of Iraq showcased eleven contemporary artists who live and work in the country, to give visitors a true taste of Iraqi culture. The Independent described the show a 'Iraq...but not as we know it.'

We are used to associating Iraq with nothing but war and terror because of all the things we see and hear on the news, but Welcome to Iraq 'shows the country in a whole new light.'

In the likelihood that you were not at the Venice Biennale, South London Gallery is now restaging the exhibit. The artists were carefully selected by curator, Jonathan Watkins , who made sure that a range of mediums were showcased:

Photography: Jamal Penjweny
Political Cartoons: Abdul Raheem Yassir
Painters: Bassim Al-Shaker, Cheeman Ismaeel, and Kadhim Nwir
Sculpture: Furat al Jamil, Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh, and Akeel Khreef
Film: Ali Samiaa and Hareth Alhomaam

The exhibition is free to see until the 1st June, and includes a free live event on the 16th April, with readings, music, and Iraqi cuisine.

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