Friday, February 24, 2006

Artist In Exile's Waiting Room Exhibition 2004-2005

Here are two paintings that I got the chance to scan recently.The first one up is " The Veiled Woman and a Dove " and the second one is " Woman and a Parrot". I had two more paintings in the exhibition which I didn't get the chance to scan them .

There were Six more artists from AIE exhibiting their works: Martha Elsesser, George Berberian, Marina Gordan, Mohamed Bushara, Margareta Kern, Suzana Tamamovic. The works were all very interesting and different in style which also included installation and sculptures.

The exhibition was Curated by Asako Yokoya from 198 Gallery and Caryne Chapman Clark , and was funded by The Funding Network.

It was a touring exhibition in four Surgeries in North and East London which started from September 2004 and finished in December 2005.The works were all fited into wooden boxes which made it easy to be transported, same boxes are being used for The Waiting Room Exhibition in Oxford at the moment with different artist .

It was a very successful exhibition and a very different approach to exhibiting art in public places and we had such a great feedback from the paitients in the surgeries which many of the were suprised by finding an exhibition in their surgeries.

Here is a paragraph from the press release:

"The range of different work exhibited here explores a variety of ideas arising out of the paradox of being entrapped and liberated at the same time in the search for a new home in a new country. The desire and longing for the familiar in a foreign place, the nostalgia and homesickness for what is no longer, the reclaiming of personal spirit and individuality; these are all subjects touched on by the artists involved in this exhibition."


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