The London-based gallery hopes that its move to a larger location will allow it to represent more artists.
Rose Issa Projects, one of the few exhibition spaces in London to specialise in contemporary Arab art, is moving to a larger location. They will open their new gallery on 11 October 2012 with a show of works by artists of Persian descent.
Speaking with Art Radar, Rose Issa Projects cited a larger space as the main motivation behind the move. They also said that they will be using the larger location to take on some new artists.
Rose Issa Projects will open their new space at 82 Great Portland Street on 11 October 2012 with the exhibition “Persian for Beginners“. The show includes six artists of persian descent: Maliheh Afnan, Parastou Forouhar, Taraneh Hemami, Hossein Valamanesh and Nassiem Valamanesh.
They are also holding a pop up exhibition of artists from the Middle East and North Africa regions in their temporary space at 91-93 Great Portland Street, entitled “Re-Orientations II“. The show, the second in a series of exhibitions that invite artists to “explore their conceptual, aesthetic, political, social and philosophical concerns through their artworks”, will run concurrently with the upcoming show at their new location.
About Rose Issa Projects
Rose Issa Projects was founded in 1986 by Rose Issa, a curator, writer and producer who has been working in Arab film and visual art for over thirty years. In addition to advising and collaborating with several museums and galleries, Issa also founded the first Arab Film Festival in Paris in 1982.
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