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The Untitled Images, 2014, Khaled Barakeh

Survival of the Artist

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From Palmyra to the old city of Aleppo, the destruction of ancient sites has been widely reported in the media. Artists, curators, collectors, cultural commentators and institutions are also put under increasing risk. Survival of the Artist hears about the issues individuals, institutions and commentators face in times of unprecedented…
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Living histories, ink on rice paper, 2014, Fadi Yazigi. 2016, 6049.1 (thanks to the British Museum acquisitions group, CaMMEA). Photographed by Wafai Naily

Living Histories

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A free gallery talk with curator Venetia Porter and artist Issam Kourbaj in Gallery 34 at the British Museum. Curator Venetia Porter discusses the stories and multiple histories behind some of the exhibited works by Fadi Yazigi, Sulafa Hijazi, Azza Abo Rabieh, Jaber al-Azmeh Ammar Dawood, Mahmoud Obaidi, Dia Azzawi…
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Syrian Artist: Unearthed, Issam Kourbaj. Photo: Emma K Freeman.


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The Great Court will be filled by Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj with hundreds of old hardback book covers placed side-by-side to cover sixty square meters of floor. Some covers are painted with blocks of colour, many others have a black line across them, echoing the Syrian tradition of placing black…
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Inanimate Village, Zahrah Al-Ghamdi

Inanimate Village

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For one day only Saudi Arabian artist Zahrah Al-Ghamdi will be producing a site-specific installation in the British Museum’s Great Court. This is the first time she will construct the large scale floor installation in view of an audience. Zahrah Al-Ghamdi grew up in the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia…
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Survival of The Artist at the British Museum for Shubbak 2017

Shubbak at the British Museum

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Shubbak at the British Museum is a day of events, installations and talks exploring responses from artists and institutions to the fragility of and threat to cultural heritage and artistic expression. Survival of the Artist All day symposium Tickets £15, 10am – 5.30pm, includes break for lunch Divided into three…
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