SIGNS, TRACES AND CALLIGRAPHY | 20 September–27 October 1995
This exhibition at Barbican Centre, London, presents works on paper, canvas and textiles by five contemporary master calligraphers: Ahmed Moustafa, (Egypt), Ali Omar Ermes (Libya), Rachid Koraichi (Algeria), Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisia) and Mehdi Qotbi (Morocco).
ABDERRAZAK SAHLI: BAKOU | 17–28 October 1995
This is the first exhibition in the UK of Tunisia's most avant-garde artist, who is well-known in France, Spain, Italy and other parts of Europe and the Arab world. Sahli has worked for more than thirty years on different media.
CHANT AVEDISSIAN | 3–14 October 1995
The works exhibited at Leighton House Museum, London, have been selected from a series of monoprints, made from cut out stencils that the artist has made from photographs of the stars and idols of Egypt and the Arab world.
KHALED BEN SLIMANE | 27 June–8 July 1995
Khaled Ben Slimane is from Nabeul in Tunisia, known for its ceramics, and his work, on show at Leighton House Museum, London, continues its ancient heritage of works in clay.
WALID SITI: TIMESCAPES | 1–17 June 1994
The tragic circumstances of Walid Siti's homeland and the imprint of his life in Iraqi Kurdistan provide much of the inspiration for his work. The 'imagined landscapes' at Leighton House Museum, London, aim to capture the essence of visual memorIes.
NJA MAHDAOUI: 1001 NIGHTS | 1994
A selection of recent works by a Tunisian artist described as a‘choreographer of letters’ on show at Leighton House Museum, London.
AWAD AL-SHIMY: ODALISQUES AND WARRIORS | 13 May–4 June 1994
On show at SOAS, London, a selection from a series of forty different etchings on zinc plates. Started in 1983, they are devoted to the “singing slaves” (gariya), odalisques and warriors, which to the artist's mind are the most significant icons of the Orient.
CHANT AVEDISSIAN: ICONS OF THE NILE | 12 April–12 May 1994
The works exhibited at SOAS, London have been selected from a series of monoprints, each different, made from cut-out stencils that Chant Avedissian has made from photographs of the stars and idols of Egypt and the Arab world.