Private View/Opening (Free Admission)
RECOGNISE is a large-scale contemporary art exhibition opening Friday June 22 to September 7 2007 in conjunction with the launch of the new gallery space Contemporary Art Platform, an old warehouse in London's Finsbury Park.
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 and revolving around the subject of the Middle East. Parallel to the exhibition there will be screenings, talks, panel discussions, performances and interventions.
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.
Official Website: http://www.infocusdialogue.com/
Added by jamesa on June 20, 2007