Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, The Mosaic Rooms present an ambitious programme of exhibitions and events running from spring 2018 to autumn 2019. The programme of six exhibitions has two parts, a series of seminal Arab and Iranian modernist artists from Egypt, Iran and Morocco curated by Morad Montazami and a series of group shows presenting contemporary art from these three countries organised in partnership with regional institutions and curators.
This solo exhibition is dedicated to the influential Egyptian modernist painter Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985). ARABÉCÉDAIRE explores Abdalla’s extensive archives and library, looking at him both as an artist and as a researcher. Curated by Morad Montazami, this will be the first exhibition in the UK of this significant Egyptian artist.
What is Pan-Arabism and what is its legacy? Our panellists will explore Pan-Arabism’s popularity in the 50s and 60s and examine its relevance in a contemporary context.
A new series of walking tours through our current exhibitions. Curator Rose Lejeune will explore the exhibition and engage with the display in conversation with Dr Danah Abdullah, designer and researcher.
Book Launch & Discussion
Join us for the launch of a new publication on the personal archives and library of artist Hamed Abdalla. Accompanying Abdalla’s exhibition A R A B É C É D A I R E on at The Mosaic Rooms, the publication is a critical study published by Zamân Books reflecting on the artists incredible journeys.
Join us for a special performance by artist Samah Hijawi on art and political histories centered around Palestine in the 1970’s.