13 AUG - 6 SEPT, MEET THE ARTIST: 13 AUG, 3 PM
A SERIES OF EXHIBITIONS BY ARTISTS FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA CURATED BY ROSE ISSA.
Stitched is the first solo exhibition in London by Farhad Ahrarnia, an Iranian artist based in Britain. It features recent works in a range of media including photography, embroidery and video.
Ahrarnia works with images of celebrities, Iranian royalty and contemporary international current affairs (such as the Bradford Riots suspects or American soldiers who died in Baghdad), which he takes from print and online media. These are digitally printed onto canvas and painstakingly embroidered with colourful thread.
By interrupting the surface of these seemingly simple images with his stitches, Ahrarnia uncovers layers of meaning and complex ideology embedded within them.
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, 12 HOLLAND PARK ROAD, LONDON W14 8LZ, WWW.LEIGHTONHOUSE.CO.UK
OPEN DAILY, 11 AM - 5.30 PM (CLOSED TUESDAYS); MUSEUM ADMISSION £3 & £1
MUSEUM ENTRANCE FEE APPLIES TO ALL EXHIBITIONS. TALKS ARE FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED.
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