Exhibitions

Jamal Penjweny, Saddam is Here, 2009-2010, photograph, size variable, courtesy the artist & RUYA F

Jamal Penjweny, Saddam is Here, 2009-2010, photograph, size variable, courtesy the artist & RUYA F

Jamal Penjweny, Saddam is Here, 2009-2010, photograph, size variable, courtesy the artist and RUYA Foundation

Abdul Raheem Yassir, miscellaneous cartoons, 2003 - 2013, ink on paper, courtesy of the artist and R

Abdul Raheem Yassir, miscellaneous cartoons, 2003 - 2013, ink on paper, courtesy of the artist and R

Abdul Raheem Yassir, miscellaneous cartoons, 2003 - 2013, ink on paper, courtesy of the artist and RUYA Foundation

Kadhim Nwir, Untitled, 2011, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 120 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the

Kadhim Nwir, Untitled, 2011, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 120 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the

Kadhim Nwir, Untitled, 2011, acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 120 x 150 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and RUYA Foundation

Welcome to Iraq

15 Mar - 1 Jun 2014, Main and First Floor Galleries, Free

Overview

Hareth Alhomaam / Bassim Al-Shaker / Cheeman Ismaeel /
Furat al Jamil / Akeel Khreef / Kadhim Nwir / Jamal Penjweny / Abdul Raheem Yassir / Ali Samiaa / WAMI (Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh) 

"Iraq... but not as we know it: a new exhibition that shows the country in a whole new light" The Independent

4/5 stars "There’s a calm, welcoming air fostered by sofas with beautiful throws, tables full of books, films playing on laptops and Iraqi tea and biscuits on tap for visitors" Metro

The South London Gallery presents a restaging of the group exhibition, Welcome to Iraq, originally shown as part of the National Pavilion of Iraq in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Works in a variety of media by eleven contemporary artists, most of whom live and work in Iraq, were selected to highlight the breadth of artistic practice in Iraq and a creativity borne out of necessity in extraordinary historical circumstances.

Commissioned by Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (RUYA), established in 2012 to promote culture in Iraq, Welcome to Iraq is curated by Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.

Listen to curator Jonathan Watkins's recent talk on the exhibition

Download the press release

Welcome to Iraq - National Pavilion of Iraq website

Jamal Penjweny's solo exhibition is on view at Ikon Gallery, Birmngham, until 21 April. 

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