February 15, 2009
Painters from the Middle East
Just some images from the New Painting from the Middle East exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, London. It's a very impressive collection with some thought-provoking works, mainly from Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese,Palestinian and Egyptian artists. It's very good to see that ideas are challenging and deal directly with controversial issues that are every day experiences: bomb attacks, hospitals, the veil, gender roles. There's a mix of media too with sculpture, painting and photography. Definitely worth a visit. The Saatchi is a well proportioned, spacious gallery, a perfect space in the heart of Chelsea.
Posted by KJD
Blogger, Bikram Yogi, Hypnotherapist, Flash Fiction editor, Traveller, World citizen, Writer and Teacher and occasional artist based in the UK. Published Work includes: Fiction String of Bright Moments' in Brand Literary magazine, Issue 4, April 2009 'Doorknobs and Bodypaint Fantastic Flash Fiction, an Anthology' Pandemonium Press, 2008 (co- editor and contributor) Little Stints,’ in Gay Tavels in the Muslim World, Haworth Press, 2007, (as Des Ariel) 'Twelve Days a Week'; in Foreign Affairs, 2005, Cleis Press, (as Des Ariel) 'Shosholooza Meyl': Johannesburg to Capetown in 'Looking for Love in Faraway Places', Haworth Press, 2006 (as Des Ariel) 'Beyond Giza'; in Between the Palms Haworth Press, 2005 'Everyone's Alexandria' Harvard LG Review Review, May-June, 2002, Volume IX, No 3 'Breakfast in Bed'; Oscars Press, 1987