P21 Gallery

Crudification Readings

Crudification Readings: Poets Adnnan Saigh and Jenny Lewis will present poems inspired by and dedicated to Mesopotamia. Saigh is an original voice from the generation of Iraqi poets known as the 'Eighties Movement' - His poetry carries an intense passion for freedom, love and beauty; he uses his words as a weapon to denounce the devastation of war and the horrors of dictatorship. As part of the 'Crudification' exhibition, this event is taking place on 1 October, 2014 at the P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD​.



Crudification: A group exhibition that considers the human cost of the world's continued dependence on oil and creatively explores the ways in which oil has been the cause of immense human suffering, especially for those living in oil rich countries. Presented at the P21 Gallery, nine Iraqi artists and two British artists will take part: Ala Bashir, Andrew Smith, Bassim Mehdi, Hani Mazhar, Jalal Alwan, Mariwan Jalal, Mohammed Ali Dawood, Raid Houby, Richard Janes, Soodad Al-Naib and Zina Al-Jauari.

Unearthed, Issam Kourbaj

Unearthed, Issam Kourbaj: Solo exhibition by Syrian-born and UK-based artist inspired by three years of the Syrian Revolution and being deeply affected by the ongoing violence and huge numbers of casualties. Kourbaj has created multimedia works ranging from unique, site-specific installations, re-purposed book covers, discarded poster fragments and camerae obscurae as well as works on paper and canvas. From July-16 August, 2014 at the P21 Gallery, 21 Chalton Street, London NW1 IJD.

Gaza: Photography, Videos and Drawing

Gaza: Photography, Videos and Drawing: At the P21 Gallery, Gaza is a group exhibition of works aiming to shed light on life in the Gaza Strip; and, accompanied by evenings of film screenings, conversation, debates and spoken words, it will indulge the viewers and participants on stories of the reality of life in an open prison.​ Featured artists: Mohamed Al-Hawajri, Belal Khaled, Kent Klich, Andrew McConnell, Peter Rhoades, and Asmaa Seba.​ At the P21 Gallery, running until 31 May, 2014.

Gaza Writes Back

Gaza Writes Back, Worldwide Launch: Marking the fifth anniversary of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, Just World Books is releasing a collection of short stories written in English by 15 talented young writers from Gaza, Palestine.