EDGE OF ARABIA EAST LONDON: #COMETOGETHER

OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, 81 BRICK LANE, London, UK

7 Oct - 28 Oct 2012

#COMETOGETHER represented Edge of Arabia’s return to London and most ambitious exhibition to date, showcasing large-scale, multi-media work by leading Arab and Islamic World artists in the heart of creative, multicultural East London. The exhibition was held in a 2000 square meter warehouse situated on Brick Lane from 7th–28th October 2012.

 

#COMETOGETHER featured over 30 established and emerging artists that go beyond the periphery of the Gulf to Algeria, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

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The title of the exhibition, #COMETOGETHER, was a deliberate reference to social networking channels, which have transformed the nature and power of individual voices and expression in the Arab World in recent years.

 

To accompany the exhibition, Edge of Arabia partnered with The Crossway Foundation, Morocco-based Dar Al Mamûn, Mile End Community Project and Future Shorts to deliver an education programme including workshops, topical discussions, film screenings and guided exhibition tours aimed at engaging the local community.

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