Edge of Arabia
Ibrahim Badawood, CEO, Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives
Nurull Islam, Co-Founder, Mile End Community Project
Rabina Khan, City Hall Councillor, Olympic Borough of Tower Hamlets
Redha Moali, Founder, Dar Al Mamûn Foundation, Marrakech
Jack Persekian, Head Curator, National Museum of Palestine
Venetia Porter, Curator of The Islamic Collections, British Museum
Sara Raza, Editor, Art Asia Pacific
Fabien Riggal, Founder, Future Shorts/Secret Cinema
Ahmed & Rashid Bin Shabib, Founders, Brownbook Magazine
Diana Wiegersma, Curator, Nadour Collection
One of the first presentations of work from Desert of Pharan, this major group exhibition in the heart of East London featured a series of video and photographic works under the title Artificial Light.
#COMETOGETHER marked Edge of Arabia’s return to London, showcasing large-scale, multi-media work by leading Arab and Islamic world artists in the heart of creative, multicultural East London.
#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. The title of the exhibition was a deliberate reference to social networking channels, which were utterly transforming the nature and power of individual voices and expression in the Arab World at that time.
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.