Wednesday, 13 July 2011


55-57 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JX

We are very happy to have secured another interesting spot for our summer show this year, namely the old Grant and Cutler premises on Great Marlborough St. Although it will need a bit of TLC to get it up and running as a gallery, it has the potential to be one of the best we have had, with old parquet flooring, plenty of light and high ceilings. The show will run from May 26th to August 20th and will as usual showcase the works of artists and Designer shuch as Hassan Hajjaj. Hope to see you there.

Late At Leighton House AMINA ANNABI

Special Guest Hot and Spicy AMINA ANNABI
> Supporting Act SIMO LAGNAWI
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Strike OpPose @ Barjeel Art Foundation

March 11 - July 30, 2011

A play on words of the expression “strike a pose”, the words “strike oppose” in conversation may sound like a command to model oneself for a camera snapshot, however on closer inspection the phrase comprises two words that denote resistance.

Almost everything these days is broadcast or communicated over the internet, TV or radio. Be it live news reports on natural disasters, the infidelity of a political official, an execution undertaken by terrorists, a panda sneeze getting 2.4 million hits on YouTube, or a 13-year-old’s RT #AWESOME coffee date with BFF @HotBunny15 – we are in a constant state of posing for or assembling in an audience.

The vast intake and exchange of all forms of openly sourced content is often uncritically accepted under a guise of reality. In this exhibition we examine how Arabs are both represented and projected in the ever-streaming flow of communication. The artworks inspect different forms of opposition or acquiescence to media, government regulation, kitsch and consumer culture, vanity, social taboo, injustice and mindless hogwash.

Maraya Art Centre - level 2
Al Qasba
Al Taawun Road

Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday, 4 February 2011

Le Salon, part of Play gound @ Leicester

Play Ground
5th February – 8th May 2011
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery (in partnership with The City Gallery)

An exhibition where play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.

Cory Arcangel, Angela Bulloch, Marcel Duchamp, Hassan Hajjaj, Chris Marker, Takashi Murata, Bob and Roberta Smith, Annika Strom, Mungo Thomson *, Erwin Wurm.

At an art gallery we usually have to follow a series of rules. Don’t touch the work, don’t run, don’t shout, don’t play. Don’t, in short, have fun. We thought it would be good to try something else – this exhibition shows contemporary artists that treat the gallery like a fairground rather than a quiet space.

The exhibition features Hassan Hajjaj’s Le Salon, a Moroccan influenced cafĂ©, American artist Mungo Thomson’s production of a large inflatable as an artwork. Angela Bulloch’s light installations that respond to the audience chanting football songs and Erwin Wurm’s prints giving instructions on how to turn yourself into a sculpture for one minute.

So welcome to Play Ground, where we can touch the art (at least most of it), where we can shout and sing and where you should have fun. In this exhibition the play is as important as the ideas it may stimulate.

Friday, 28 January 2011

'Africa: See you, See Me.' in Italy

Firenze, Via San Zanobi 32r – 50129

Dates: February 17, 2011 – April 22, 2011

ROMA, Via Giuseppe Libetta, 1 - 00154

Dates: April 27, 2011 – May 31, 2011

Curator : Professor Awam Amkpa New York University

The exhibition, sponsored by Africa.Cont , explores the experience of African immigrants in Europe and offers new perspectives and frameworks of analysis in relation to its presence in Europe.

Through photography, the exhibition presents several stories of African migrants since its uncertain voyage from Africa to Europe, to multiple forms of engagement and building community ties in Europe.

With nearly 100 works that focus on communities in Italy, France and Spain, the exhibition will also give particular importance to some examples in Portugal, where the curator has established contacts with several photographers and associations working in geographical areas marked by the African presence.