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The Mosaic Rooms 10 Years

Modern Masters and Contemporary Culture from the Arab World and Iran

20/03/1814/09/19

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.

Behjat Sadr: Dusted Waters

Exhibition

28/09/188/12/18

The Mosaic Rooms presents the first UK exhibition dedicated to Behjat Sadr (1924-2009), now regarded as one of Iran’s most influential and radical visual artists. The exhibition brings together a selection of masterpieces by the artist never seen before in the UK.

An Iranian Art Plot: ‘Westoxication’

TALK

15/11/18 7:00 pm
Free
Curator Morad Montazami looks at the emergence and character of Iranian Modernism in conversation with art historian Sussan Babaie and David Hodge.

Friday Late: Cyrus (Collapsing Market)

FRIDAY LATE

16/11/18 7:30 pm
Free

Sound artist Cyrus Goberville, grandson of the artist Behjat Sadr, stages a musical performance in response to the exhibition at this special late.

Interactions

TOUR

22/11/18 7:00 pm
Free

Explore our current exhibition of radical Iranian artist Behjat Sadr in a different way, in a special tour led by curator Rose Lejeune in conversation artist and curator Azadeh Fatehrad.

Stories in Cities

FAMILY FUN

24/11/18 2:00 pm
Free

Inspired by Tales From Two Cities, families will make artworks together by crafting different stories side by side.

Taqasim Foundation: Maqam Moods

MUSIC

29/11/18 7:00 pm
Free

Oud master Ahmed Mukhtar takes the audience on a musical journey, presenting a brief history of Arabic Maqams.

Performing a Book Launch: Jumana Emil Abboud in conversation

Talk

5/12/18 7:00 pm

The Mosaic Rooms are pleased to support this event with artist Jumana Emil Abboud in conversation with curator Catherine Wood at the Terrace Shop, Tate Modern.

Nawal El Saadawi

Talk

6/12/18 7:00 pm
Free

Famed author and feminist campaigner Nawal El Saadawi leads a panel discussion on feminist movements in the Arab world and Iran from the 1950’s onwards.

Festive Singalong

Family Fun

8/12/18 2:00 pm
Free

Sing songs together with Palestinian musician Reem KelaniReem’s bi-lingual approach ensures that everyone can join in the festive singalong fun. 

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