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Dressing, Undressing the landscape

Hosted by the Consul of the London Middle Eastern & North African Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Fri 01 Mar 18:00 - 20:00

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Dressing/Undressing the Landscape

We invite you to the launch of Arab Women Artists Now Festival Protected content an evening of free exhibition, music and networking!

The exhibition will be running from the 1st- 29th March Protected content .

This private view of the "Dressing/Undressing the Landscape" exhibition event is free and open to all but registration is essential to attend.
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Dressing/Undressing the Landscape explores means to rethink the current cultural landscape of the Middle East.

In a dialogue between architecture, art and spatial design, female architects and artists from the Arab world and beyond, bring forward new insights to the cities of Gaza, Mosul, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, Ramallah and the rural villages of Palestine.

The works provoke the current geography of the Middle East and the way it is being represented, exploited and imagined -- especially with the on-going colonial project that continues to dress it with alien layers and new sceneries.

The contributors question through design, what might a landscape crafted by women be like? They offer alternatives that resist the legislated power of men, the power of war and the power of image, which have been constantly reinvented.

In the cities of Mosul, Damascus and Baghdad Dressing/Undressing the Landscape goes beyond the surface to cultivate hope; contributors share the beauties of everyday life and the hidden agencies that shape their cities.

In Palestine, Undressing the Landscape is a way to expose the hidden potentials of the ‘edges’ and what has become a leftover landscape. In Beirut however, the work reveals the naked reality of what appears to be a ‘magical’ setting; it narrates the underground life of Syrian Refugees.

Exhibitors:

Palestine Regeneration Team (PART Protected content Sharif, Hemali Rathod, Julia Topley
Sakiya: Art, Science, Agriculture -- Sahar Qawasmi
Rim Kalsoum
Hiba Al-Safi
Nuha Hansen
Angeliko Sakellariou
Dana Nasser
May Sayrafi
Samar Maqusi

This exhibition is curated by Yara Sharif from Palestine Regeneration Team (PART).
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AWAN, which is about to enter its 5th edition, showcases the work of contemporary Arab women artists in the UK, Europe and beyond, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to celebrate, be informed and network whilst exposing new audiences to the work of emerging and established artists. Protected content

AWAN is produced by Arts Canteen and supported by Rich Mix London