ARABICITY: SUCH A NEAR EAST

BLUECOAT ARTS CENTRE, LIVERPOOL
3 JULY–5 SEPTEMBER 2010

Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme – Chant Avedissian – Ayman Baalbaki – Fathi Hassan – Raeda Saadeh

This exhibition introduces six contemporary artists from the Arab world who explore their cultural heritage from a unique perspective and express what they find in unexpected and emotive ways.

“Arabicity” is about representations of the self, projecting and protecting one’s own image and personal iconography. By presenting the artists together, the exhibition also addresses contemporary Arab concerns, conceptual and aesthetic.