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‘From Palestine with Art’ exhibition in London speaks to the heart

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Source: Arab news

When Palestinian artist Mohammed Alhaj painted “Immigration” in 2021 with its dejected, displaced figures, he never could have imagined that he was depicting his own destiny. His family are now living as refugees after being forced to flee four times to escape the relentless Israeli bombing of the Israel-Hamas war.

Curator Faisal Saleh, who has managed to make sporadic contact with Alhaj, said: “He told me he was in an agricultural area Al-Mawasi, west of Khan Younis near Rafah, living in a tent. There aren’t any facilities — there’s nothing outside apart from other tents. There’s no central water station or any sanitation — to get food and water they have to go to Rafah which is a 9 km walk, or on a donkey-pulled cart. The situation is very challenging in terms of basic safety. The scenes all around — seeing all that carnage and all the people being killed and the traumatized children — it’s an unbelievable situation to say the least.”

Read more: https://www.arabnews.com/node/2453671/lifestyle

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London Art Institute Fires Workers Over Palestine Support

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Source: Artdog

In a move that has stirred controversy, artist Rheim Alkadhi has threatened to withdraw her solo show from London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) unless the institution addresses allegations that it retaliated against employees who expressed solidarity with Palestinians.

On July 16, Alkadhi took to Instagram, stating, “I cannot accept for my work to be instrumentalized in the service of structural repression, weapons manufacture, apartheid or genocide.” She demanded “disclosure and accountability” from ICA leadership, warning that she would start the process of withdrawing her exhibition if her demands were not met.

Read more: https://artdogistanbul.com/en/london-art-institute-fires-workers-over-palestine-support/

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What are the best galleries in London? Artists choose their favorites

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Source: 6th South Florida

Artists named some of London’s most visited galleries including the Royal Academy and Tate Modern among their favorites.

They also picked smaller, contemporary galleries such as The Gilbert & George Centre and the Estorick Collection, a townhouse in the Islington area.

The artists also gave insider tips — such as going to an auction house to see top art for free.

London has long been home to some of the world’s leading art galleries — Tate Modern, Somerset House and the National Gallery are among the U.K.’s most visited attractions.

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/07/03/what-are-the-best-galleries-in-london-artists-choose-their-favorites.html

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London’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition presents mix of art stars and newcomers

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From a sculpted athletic torso pierced by metal rods to a skull adorned with glittering decorations, the Royal Academy’s eclectic Summer Exhibition has something for everyone.

The Royal Academy of Arts’ legendary summer exhibition is underway in London.

From big name artists, like Tracey Emin, to new and emerging talent, more than 1,700 works are on display across 13 gallery spaces.

The Royal Academy selects renowned artists like Emin as Royal Academicians, granting them membership in the historic institution. Currently, there are fewer than 100 Academicians, so each year, about two-thirds of the exhibited works are by non-members.

Read more: https://www.euronews.com/culture/2024/06/28/londons-royal-academy-summer-exhibition-presents-mix-of-art-stars-and-newcomers

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