Sadik Alfraji

Artist’s Talk and Book Launch

Thu 23 July 2015, 6pm

Talks · Visual Arts · Ayyam Gallery

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji 'Ali's Boat' - (video still), 2015, video installation

Sadik Kwaish Alfraji 'Ali's Boat' - (video still), 2015, video installation

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Thu 23 July 2015, 6pm

Ayyam Gallery

1st Floor, 143 New Bond Street
London W1S 2TP
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Netherlands-based Iraqi artist Sadik Alfraji talks about his new work Ali’s Boat. Centred on a video animation, the multimedia presentation includes charcoal drawings and sculptures.

Ali’s Boat takes its inspiration from a letter that Alfraji received from his nephew. Visiting Iraq for the first time after many years in 2009, the letter contained a simple drawing and a simple message describing the boy’s dream to float away from the devastated city in order to be reunited with the artist and his family.

The talk is followed by the book launch of a new monograph about the artist.

Presented by Ayyam Gallery