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Gasworks – Monira Al Qadiri: The Craft (13 July – 10 September 2017)

Monira Al Qadiri, The Craft, 2017. VHS video, colour with sound, 16 min. Co-commissioned by Gasworks and the Sursock Museum. Courtesy of the artist.

Gasworks presents The Craft, the first UK solo exhibition by Monira Al Qadiri.

The exhibition comprises sculptures, videos and sound works that envisage international diplomacy as an alien conspiracy. Shown in two distinct environments – a mysterious, pitch black anteroom and an American diner – these semi-autobiographical works of science fiction unearth the unlikely stories lurking in the shadows of the artist’s childhood in Kuwait. Revisiting the fantasies that she and her sister elaborated during these early years, they depict the culture and rituals of diplomacy by which they were then surrounded as literally otherworldly to the current rise of nationalism and political populism.

The exhibition is open Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. Entry is free.

155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

Nearest train/tube:
Vauxhall, Oval and Kennington stations

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Start date: 13/07/2017
End date: 10/09/2017
Open from 12:00 to 18:00

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