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10/16/08

Contemporary Middle Eastern Artists Take 'Routes" to London

دروب Routes 7-25 October ملتقيات Crossroads 13-25 October

London, 1 August 2008. The most extensive and prestigious commercial exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern art ever assembled in London is to be held in October this year. Organised by leading London art dealers Waterhouse & Dodd at two Cork Street galleries and sponsored by Europe Arab Bank, the exhibition will feature two parallel shows: Routes will showcase the work of 15 eminent and emerging artists from around the globe; Crossroads will be dedicated to the photography of the famous Moroccan/Saudi artist Lalla Essaydi.


work of Farhad Moshiri

Routes will be an annual event in Waterhouse & Dodd's calendar. The inaugural Routes exhibition will bring together sculptors, photographers, printmakers and painters originally from the Middle East and Arab world. Thereafter future editions of Routes will focus on specific themes within this field. These are selling exhibitions and there will be works available by:

Hamra Abbas (Kuwaiti, b.1976)

Maliheh Afnan (Iranian, b. 1935)

Afsoon (Iranian, b.1961)

Fereydoun Ave (Iranian, b. 1945)

Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956)

Nja Mahdaoui (Tunisian, b. 1937)

Farhad Moshiri (Iranian, b. 1963)

Laila Muraywid (Syrian, b. 1956)

Shirin Neshat (Iranian, b 1957)

Naveed Nour (Iranian, b. 1963)

Fereydoon Omidi (Iranian, 1967)

Monir Shahroudy (Iranian, b. 1924)

Laila Shawa (Palestinian, b. 1940)

Parviz Tanavoli (Iranian, b. 1937)

Wijdan (Jordanian, b. 1939)

Charles Zenderoudi (Iranian, b. 1937)


The Crossroads exhibition will feature a selection of photographs from Lalla Essaydi's 'Converging Territories' and 'Les Femmes Du Maroc' series. Although exhibited and owned by many international museums and collections, this will be the first time her work has ever been exhibited in the UK.


work of Afsoon


CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ARTISTS/2

"We have had an extremely favourable response from the artists to this exhibition, which reflects the rapidly growing levels of interest in contemporary Middle Eastern art and is inspired by our own increased involvement and presence in the region.

Together, these exhibitions will attract strong interest from collectors, as they will be the most extensive and impressive shows of their kind to be held in London," said Director, Ray Waterhouse.

Routes and Crossroads are sponsored by Europe Arab Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arab Bank plc. "We are delighted to support this event which showcases some of the finest work from artists across the Middle East region," said Antoine Sreih CEO Europe Arab Bank

For further information, please contact: Jemimah Patterson, Waterhouse & Dodd, 26

Cork Street, London W1S 3ND. Tel: + 44 20 7734 7800. jjp@artroutes.com.

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