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El Anatsui:
Aubrey Williams
A Thousand Ways of Being

Master Strokes:

Jimoh Buraimoh and Chief Z. O. Oloruntoba
Balanced on the Edge of Chaos:
Transvangarde 2002:

Master Strokes:
Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy
22nd May 2002 to 22nd June 2002


Master Strokes brings together, from seven different countries of the Near and Middle East, a sampling of the work of nine of the most distinguished artists practising in the field of Arabic calligraphy today. Besides offering a snapshot of the superabundant wealth of contemporary Islamic calligraphy, the exhibition provides a privileged insight into the rich tapestry of history, culture and thought that has most often - and always to the detriment of better understanding - remained invisible to western eyes. Work will be shown by the following artists: Wijdan (Jordan), Rasheed Butt (Pakistan)' Laila Shawa (Palestine), Maysaloun Faraj (Iraq), Ali Omar Ermes (Libya), Hassan Massoudy (Iraq) Samir Al-Sayegh (Lebanon), Tajammul (UK/Pakistan)' and Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisia). 



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