Mon 15 May, 5pm & 6pm
Exclusive Members' event
Gallery 8, Lower Ground Floor
With Dr Francesca Leoni, Curator of Islamic Art, Assistant Keeper and Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean
This tour will introduce members to a pivotal figure of Arab modern art, Dia al-Azzawi and the genre of dafatir, or ‘artist books’, a selection of which is currently on display in gallery 8 in his Painting Poetry exhibition.
Created as pictorial responses to famous classical and modern poetry, dafatir are a not only a window onto Azzawi’s artistic practice but also a platform to reflect on the tragedy of war and human injustices.
Inside Dia al-Azzawi's Painting Poetry exhibition in gallery 8
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