22 June 2007 to 7 Sept 2007
Wednesday – Sunday 13 – 19pm
Opening: June 22nd 7 – 9.30 pm
Contemporary Art Platform
1 Thane Villas
p: 44 (0)77 344 340 66
Curated by Predrag Pajdic, the exhibition gathers a breath-taking range of works by over 40 international artists, many shown for the first time in London, which revolve around the subject of the Middle East. Parallel to the exhibition there will be screenings, talks, panel discussions, performances, and interventions. In the same breath it is the launch of a new contemporary art space in London.
The exhibition will include works by Mohamed Abdulla, Ziad Antar & Rasha Salti, Doa Aly, Oreet Ashery, Yasmeen Al Awadi, Tim Blake, Lisa K Blatt, Ali Cherri, Hassan Choubassi, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Khaled Hafez, Roza El-Hassan, Susan Hefuna, Hilda Hiary, The Infinity Project, Emily Jacir, Lamia Joreige, Nedim Kufi, Dana Levy, Avi Mograbi, Rabih Mroué, Nada Prlja, Ayman Ramadan, Khaled Ramadan, Paul Ryan, Wael Shawky, Sadegh Tirafkan, Milica Tomic & Branimir Stojanovic, Jalal Toufic and Rachel Wilberforce.
Breathing new life into the region for a media weary audience, the exhibition will focus on a new visual culture of the Middle East, political, to be sure, but where the primary strength lies in the artists’ work, not in their political or religious views.