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AYMAN BAALBAKI: BEIRUT AGAIN AND AGAIN | 9 November–9 December 2011
For his second solo show in London, Lebanese artist Ayman Baalbaki returns to the theme of a city scarred by its experience. Brutal yet beautiful, Baalbaki’s work records the destruction that civil war and repeated Israeli invasions have inflicted on Lebanon.
ROSE ISSA PROJECTS AT CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL | 24–27 November 2011
Jowhara AlSaud, Chant Avedissian, Matthew Corbin Bishop, Selma Gürbüz, Fathi Hassan and Taraneh Hemami.
ROSE ISSA PROJECTS AT ART ABU DHABI | 16–19 November 2011
Farhad Ahrarnia, Chant Avedissian, Selma Gürbüz and Fathi Hassan.
SAID BAALBAKI: SENSE OF AN ENDING | 7 October–5 November 2011
This is the first solo show in the UK for Baal (Mohamad-Said Baalbaki). Born in Lebanon in 1974, like many of his generation who grew up during the civil war, he witnessed the horror, loss and displacement that violent conflicts bring.
MIXED HANGING | 26 August–30 September 2011
A selection of works by gallery artists including Farhad Ahrarnia, Omar D, Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Fathi Hassan and Taraneh Hemami.
WALID SITI: THE RIVER ZEI | 1 July–15 August 2011
In this solo show, Walid Siti exhibits a corpus of drawings and small-format sculptures that continue the theme of his current project at the “Wounded Water” exhibition in this year’s Pavilion of Iraq at the 54th Venice Biennale.
THE LINE OF BEAUTY | 20 May–25 June 2011
A display of contemporary calligraphy including works by Etel Adnan, Khaled Ben Slimane, Ali Omar Ermes and Rachid Koraichi.
ZENDEGI: TWELVE CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ARTISTS | 15 April–30 May 2011
"Zendegi" in Persian means "Life". This first major group show of contemporary Iranian artists in Beirut sheds light on life and art in Iran as seen through the eyes of several of its most prominent and emerging artists.
ROSE ISSA PROJECTS AT ART DUBAI | 17–19 March 2011
Maliheh Afnan, Farhad Ahrarnia, Ayman Baalbaki, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Parastou Forouhar, Shadi Ghadirian, Bita Ghezelayagh, Selma Gürbüz, Fathi Hassan and Susan Hefuna.
SELMA GÜRBÜZ: SHADOWS OF MYSELF | 23 February–3 April 2011
This is the first solo show in London of the drawings, paintings and sculptures of Selma Gürbüz, one of Turkey’s leading contemporary artists. Presented by Rose Issa Projects at Leighton House Museum.
MUSTAFA KHALIDY: RAW VISIONS | 10 December 2010–23 January 2011
The charming, spontaneous, obsessional and naïve canvases of Mustafa Khalidy place him firmly in the tradition of the great outsider artists. Born in Beirut in 1969, Khalidy spent twenty years in New York.
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