Free Exhibition of New Middle Eastern Photography now open
at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
An exhibition of incredible contemporary photographs by internationally-acclaimed artists from the Middle East has opened at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, True to Life?- ‘New Photography from the Middle East’ encourages visitors to question the authenticity of what appears to be represented in photography, and explores what is real, staged or imaginary.
The exhibition features a selection of loaned works from the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum’s fascinating collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East. These will be shown alongside works from Birmingham’s own collection. From Tunisia to Iran, True to Life? takes visitors on a journey investigating the role of photography in the Middle East and considers debates surrounding migration and the representation of women.
Rebecca Bridgman, Curator of Islamic & South Asian Art at Birmingham Museums comments: “We are delighted to be displaying this incredible collection of photography to our visitors. The exhibition showcases one of the most exciting artistic mediums emerging from the Middle East, providing an insight into the region’s rapidly-evolving social and political landscapes.”
Entry to the exhibition is free of charge (activities and events may incur an additional charge) and open daily (Saturday – Thursday 10.00am – 5.00pm, Friday 10.30am – 5.00pm)
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Image: Saida in Green, 2000 by Hassan Hajjaj © the artist / Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Many thanks for the information Sue, I’ll check this exhibition out 🙂