Iraqi Art Goes Global

By John Lee.

Britain's South London Gallery has put on a diverse display of contemporary Iraqi art, to excellent reviews such as this one in London's Evening Standard. Events magazine Time Out also praised the exhibition.

The exhibition, entitled Welcome to Iraq was first displayed last year at the Venice Biennale.

Art critic Ben Luke noted how the show's varied content still managed a curiously unified feeling:

"The show’s strength is that it captures a more everyday view of Iraq but doesn’t shy away from its people’s precarious existence.It veers from the political cartoons of Abdul Raheem Yassir to near-abstract paintings by Kadhim Nwir to photography and video."

The exhibition lasts until June 1st. More information can be found at

(Source: The Evening Standard)

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