Unveiled – New Art From The Middle East

There are still almost three weeks left to take in “Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East” at the Saatchi Gallery in London. This is the second exhibition at the newly christened seventy thousand square foot Duke of York’s HQ building.

Kader Attia - Ghost - 2007 - Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery

The work displayed was selected from nineteen of the most exciting artists in the region. It is a sprawling exhibit with art created from a diverse selection of media. The sculptural elements from the show like pieces from Kader Attia (above) and Diana Al-Hadid (below) represent as particularly powerful paradigms.

Diana Al-Hadid - The Tower of Infinite Problems - 2008 - Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery

The complex nature of world politics has limited the exchange of contemporary thought with this area of the globe. It is refreshing to encounter art originating from a different history that developed a unique mindset.

Marwan Rechmaoui - Beirut Caoutchouc 2004-08 and Spectre 2006-08 - Courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery

30 January – 9 May 2009
Saatchi Gallery

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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

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