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I AM - Jordon - UK - USA
Posted on: Thu, 15 Jun 2017

The I AM exhibition organized by CARAVAN which premiered on 3 May 2017 at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts in Amman under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah will be showcased at London's St. Martin in the Fields on Trafalgar Square from 2 July - 20 August, 2017.

As the world's attention is focused anew on respecting women's rights, and while there is an increasing need for developing understanding and encouraging friendship between the peoples of the Middle East and West, I AM is a peacebuilding exhibition from CARAVAN that showcases the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and West.

Designed to address stereotypes and challenge misconceptions of the 'other', the I AM exhibition will be a visual celebration of the crucial role that Middle Eastern women play as guardians of peace, celebrating their strengths and rich and diverse contributions in the enduring global quest for a more harmonious and peaceful future. The I AM exhibition highlights what women contribute toward healing our world, because of their inherent connection to the sanctity of life, and their ability to nurture and protect it, thereby inspiring a legacy of harmony.

The I AM exhibition is guest curated by Janet Rady, a specialist in Middle Eastern contemporary art, and 31 acclaimed women artists of Middle Eastern heritage from 12 countries were invited to participate in this unique East-West exhibition.

The I AM exhibition will open at St. Martin-in-the-Fields on London's Trafalgar Square on 2 July and run through 20 August. It will subsequently tour the USA through the end of 2018, premiering on September 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Katzen Arts Center of the American University.

An exciting schedule of programs and events are accompanying the I AM exhibition at each venue to stimulate discussion, dialogue and education, promoting further understanding.

For more information, see: www.oncaravan.org/i-am-exhibition

About the Artists

The 31 women artists selected for I AM are premier artists of Middle Eastern origin and cover a broad geographic area from 12 countries. Some noted emerging artists have also been selected for participation. Each artist was invited to create one original two or three- dimensional work in any still art medium for this exhibition: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, mixed media and sculpture. 

Art Below Summer Show
Posted on: Mon, 29 May 2017

We are now accepting submissions for Art Below's 2017 Summer Show where we will be displaying the work of UK and International artists on billboard space across major London Underground stations for 2 weeks this June.  

As an Art Below exhibitor your chosen piece of art will be printed and posted as a billboard in a London underground station of your choice where it will be viewed by thousands of people daily. 

To coincide with this your work will also go on show in an exclusive new exhibition space in association with rose and king galleries.

Opening with a private view on the 22nd June (6-9pm) your art will go on show at 41-43 Brook Street, right next to Claridges in the heart of Mayfair.  With a prestigious club lounge, garden and unique gallery space 41 -43 Brook Street has become a hub for high profile international clients and art collectors as well as an upcoming landmark in Mayfair for contemporary art.

To receive further guidelines on how to take part please register here

Deadline: Friday 26h May.

Art Below features Francis Bacon
Posted on: Thu, 2 Mar 2017

Art Below request the pleasure of your company at the Private View of 'Crucifixions': Francis Bacon on Monday 6th March (6.30pm - 9pm)  at St.Stephen Welbeck, 39 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8BN

RSVP: rsvp@artbelow.org.uk

This month Art Below will be featuring posters of Crucifixion drawings by Francis Bacon from 'The Francis Bacon Collection of the drawings donated to Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino' at stations including St.Paul's, Green Park and Bond Street. 

The original Bacon works will be unveiled on Monday evening at St Stephen Walbrook, an Anglican Parish Church rich in heritage, based in the heart of the City of London. The exhibition has been planned to coinside with lent and will run until 31st March.

On show will be a number of drawings, pastels and collages that Francis Bacon donated to his Italian lover Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino between 1977 and 1992.  Many of the works are concerned with the image of crucifixion often referenced by Francis Bacon in his art to embody life's horror as he could not find a subject as valid to embrace all the nuances of human feelings and behaviours. 

Exhibition events

  • Monday 6 March, 5.00pm: Francis Bacon & The Crucifixion and lectures by Edward Lucie-Smith & Revd Jonathan Evens
  • Monday 6 March, 6.30pm: Preview & opening night reception
  • Monday 13 March, 6.30pm: The Crucifixion in modern art & Poetry reading -  Revd Jonathan Evens (lecture) & Rupert Loydell (poetry reading)
  • Wednesday 29 March, 7.00pm: concert by Claudio Crismani
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