MATTHEW CORBIN BISHOP | 20 November–19 December 2009
Bishop’s first solo show in London includes more than sixty paintings of stamps from countries in the European Empires, from 1910 to the 1970s and from the Ottoman Empire.
AYMAN BAALBAKI: CECI N’EST PAS LA SUISSE
16 October–12 November 2009
Painter, mixed-media and installation artist Ayman Baalbaki was born in Odeissé, South Lebanon, in 1975 – the year the Lebanese civil war began. His work is closely linked to the turmoil of his country, its destruction and his own personal odyssey.
WAR TIME, PEACE TIME | 10 September–3 October 2009
Jean-Marc Nahas’ first solo show in London features two recent series of drawings based on his coming of age during the Lebanese civil war. Nahas flashbacks to these events and depicts scenes of everyday life during and after the war.
SUMMER EXHIBITION | 22 July–10 September 2009
A display of mixed media works by Farhad Ahrarnia, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Rachid Koraïchi, Hassan Hajjaj and Farhad Moshiri.
BITA GHEZELAYAGH: FELT MEMORIES | 21 May–20 June 2009
Bita Ghezelayagh’s first solo exhibition in Europe features a collection of felt costumes which combine talismanic symbols, silk screen printing and embroidery. Ghezelayagh started working with felt in 2004.
AL BRAITHWAITE: MUSEUM NO. 1 HIZBOLLAH’S CAVIAR | 23 April–16 May 2009
Al Braithwaite set out in 2002 with big ambitions: he wanted to bridge the gap opened by warfare using the common language of art and humanity. Having sold his possessions, he left London with an idealistic group of artists to live in the Middle East.
IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHY NOW | 21 March–18 April 2009
A dynamic survey and celebration of the unique vision of thirty-six Iranian artists living in Iran and abroad. Well-known and established photographers feature together with emerging talents and distinguish themselves with the originality of their vision.
USPA, LONDON OFFICE |
31 January–11 March 2009
Rose Issa Projects showcases an installation by the Palestinian artist Khalil Rabah, who lives in Ramallah. This wonderful artwork speaks better of the present situation, dreams and aspirations of the Palestinians than any book or film.