TARANEH HEMAMI: EVOCATIONS | 6 October–7 November 2008
An exhibition at Rose Issa Projects, London, of several projects that the Iranian-American artist Taraneh Hemami has undertaken during the past decade: "Heroes, Martyrs, Legends" (2008), "Silent Tears" (2006–08) and "Most Wanted" (2007).
RE-ORIENTATIONS: CONTEMPORARY ARAB REPRESENTATIONS |
3–7 Nov 2008
This exhibition, the first one of its kind at the European Parliament, Brussles, organised to celebrate the "Arab Week", includes painting, photography, sculpture, tapestry and video, and features more than thirty artists from the Arab world.
HASSAN HAJAJJ: DAKKA MARRAKESH | 10 September–5 October 2008
The first solo exhibition in the UK of photographs by the British-based Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. In his colourful and bold works, Hajjaj playfully questions stereotypes, using fashion accessories by big-name brands to subvert traditional Moroccan dress.
FARHAD AHRARNIA: STITCHED |
13 August–6 September 2008
The first solo exhibition at Leighton House in London by Farhad Ahrarnia, an Iranian artist born in Shiraz, and now based in Britain. It includes recent works in a range of media, including photography, embroidery on canvas and video.
WALID SITI: LAND ON FIRE |
16 July–4 August 2008
At Leighton House Museum, London, recent works by Walid Siti, an Iraqi-Kurdish artist based in Britain. His subjects are his experiences of war, exile, pain and loss. Symbols and forms such as stones, fire, cubes and circles express his quest for inner peace.
MONIR FARMANFARMAIAN: GEOMETRY OF HOPE |
11 June–5 July 2008
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian is one of Iran's most inspiring artists, whose distinguished career has spanned more than five decades. In her persistent quest for the new, she reinterprets ancient forms to create a novel modern aesthetic.
THIS IS THAT PLACE | 4 June–10 August 2008
Tate Britain gives the first major exhibition in the UK of the work of the Iranian-British photographer and film director, Mitra Tabrizian, bringing together more than seventeen works from the past eight years.