The Gap Between Us is the first UK solo exhibition by artist and film-maker Basma Alsharif, featuring three key works from different periods of the artist’s practice. This exhibition’s central work will be Ouroboros (2017) Alsharif’s first feature length film, screened here in a gallery context for the first time.
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.
Poet Al-Saddiq Al-Raddi brings together writers from the London Sudanese community to celebrate the life of Sarah Maguire, founder of the Poetry Translation Centre
The writer and journalist Amira Hass will present the 2018 Edward W. Said London Lecture. Hass has reported from Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1993 for Haaretz and is the author of two books including Reporting from Ramallah (2003). Hass’s lecture is entitled: The Preventable: Israeli Fantasies and Techniques of Population Expulsion.
Join us for the opening of an exhibition of the modernist painter Hamed Abdalla, curated by Morad Montazami. This evening marks the launch of The Mosaic Rooms’ tenth anniversary programme.
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.
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.