Exhibition Launch: Akram Zaatari - The Script

12 July 2018, 6pm - 9pm

New Art Exchange

Join us for the opening of The Script, a new exhibition by internationally renowned artist Akram Zaatari. The exhibition includes a new commission by New Art Exchange, based on the artist's continuing observations of online societies. This new work, The Script, lends its title to the show, and is presented alongside the acclaimed installation, Dance to the End of Love, 2011, with formerly unpublished photographs from his Objects of Study project.

Akram Zaatari's work is tied to researching and studying the photographic record in the context of modern Arab societies. The artist is interested in the active role that photography plays in processes of identification among people, what he describes as "performed identities".

With complimentary drink on arrival, speeches and live DJ set from Truth and Lies Music.

Find out more about our new season of culturally rich activity including Abbas Zahedi's Live Archive, a programme of performances and discussions that engage with faith-based rituals and artistic practices as part of the same act.
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Akram Zaatari in conversation, Sat 14 July, 2pm – 4pm. Free. Book now >>

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The Script will be at New Art Exchange from 13 July – 9 September and will then tour to Turner Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford.

The Script is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange in partnership with Turner Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford. Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Thomas Dane Gallery.

Image: Akram Zaatari, The Script (2018) © the artist

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