Welcome to Iraq
15 Mar – 1 Jun 2014
Past exhibition

Installation view of Welcome to Iraq, 2014. Photo: Andy Keate

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

“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 (SLG) 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.

 

 

Artists

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)

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Exhibition view

Installation view of Welcome to Iraq, 2014. Photo: Andy Keate
Installation view of WAMI (Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh)’s Untitled, 2013 in the First Floor Galleries as part of Welcome to Iraq. Photo: Andy Keate
Installation view of WAMI (Yaseen Wami, Hashim Taeeh)’s Untitled, 2013 in the First Floor Galleries as part of Welcome to Iraq. Photo: Andy Keate