My answer is that the arts and any peaceful cultural activity have a very important and necessary duty to perform. By providing a different narrative to all the bad around us, they offer a safe space to contemplate the dramas playing out on the streets of our home countries and in the West, without the risk of turning to violence and without provoking more resentment.
Jewelled Tales of Libya
The Jewelled Tales of Libya: Showcasing Libya’s antique silver jewellery and exploring the diversity and historical identity of the country through its fine pieces. This exhibition, curated by Najlaa El-Ageli and Hala Ghellali, will bring the rich cultural heritage to the wider public and aims to shed light on the story behind the jewellery and the symbols that feature heavily throughout the geographical expanse that we know as Libya. A parallel aspect will also be the vintage photography of Libyan women that are also from a historically valuable private collection.