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Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue

Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue

Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue

When

December 6, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where

MEI Art Gallery
1763 N St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

Please join us for the opening on Friday, December 6, 2019 of Speaking Across Mountains: Kurdish Artists in Dialogue at the recently inaugurated MEI Art Gallery, a non-commercial art space housed in the Middle East Institute.

The show, which runs from December 6, 2019 to February 20, 2020 features nine contemporary artists from Iraq, Syria and Turkey whose work offers audiences a rare opportunity to connect with Kurdish voices and experiences beyond the headlines.

Through painting, video, photography, and installation, the artists reflect on themes that have long shaped the Kurdish experience, such as displacement, exile, memory and gender, while giving voice to the resilience of Kurdish communities in the face of decades of persecution.

Featured artists include Sherko AbbasSerwan BaranKani KamilHayv Kahraman and Walid Siti of Iraq; Savas BoyrazZehra Doğan and Şener Özmen of Turkey; and Khadija Baker and Bahram Hajou of Syria.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Doors open at 6pm for the exhibition. The curator will give a talk at 6:30pm.

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Press

MEI Art Gallery opens one of the first exhibitions of contemporary Kurdish art in the U.S.
Art Daily, English, 2019
Exhibition Exposes Washington to Kurdish Art
ELENI ZARAS
Washington report, English, 2020
MEI Art Gallery Presents Speaking Across Mountains: Contemporary Kurdish Artists in Dialogue
Editorial team
East City Art, English, 2019
Kurdish artists come together for joint exhibition in Washington, D.C.
 RIMA ALSAMMARAE
Architectural Digest Middle East, English, 2019
Prisons, Mountains & Survivors' Clothes: How These Kurdish Artists Are Exploring their History
Nadine Fahmy
Scene Arabia, English, 2020

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