Reconnecting Arts presents, TRANSITION a showcase of 42 emerging Middle Eastern Artists reflecting on the ways transition has taken place in their life. Ranging from fine art, calligraphy, sculpture, photography, to video, zines and installation, the artists explore topics and issues that shape the lives of Middle Eastern artists both locally and internationally. This includes the effect of urbanisation as well as displacement, the impact of balancing East and West, embracing faith and the future of the Middle East.
Reconnecting Arts was pleased to be participating in the DIY Cultures Zine Fair in May 2017. A range of Zines, Comics & Alternatives were available to purchase by Middle Eastern Creatives.
Reconnecting Arts was pleased to present Seen and Unseen, an all women exhibition exploring representation.
Contemporary Art from Qatar was an exhibition that took place for 6 weeks in London, featuring 26 emerging and established Qatari artists. Workshops and screenings additionally took place.
8 Contemporary lens based artists from the Arab world and diaspora had the pleasure to participate in the Brighton Photo Fringe festival.
We invited Esra Al Hamal to provide two workshops in the heart of London for 24 participants.
We screened 5 films by Qatari artists and hosted a Q&A at P21 Gallery and SOAS University.
35 Arab creatives featured in this 60-page magazine. All profits went to Art Therapy for Refugees. A few copies are still available and can be purchased on the online store.