The first of its kind internationally, it is also hosting a parallel programme of talks that adds more depth and insight into the themes that come up in the viewing of the artworks and interaction with the installations. Involving over 25 contemporary artists and professionals, both Libyan and non-Libyan, their backgrounds draw upon diverse disciplines that include: poetry, literature, history, research, photojournalism and documentary filmmaking.
Retracing A Disappearing Landscape
Retracing A Disappearing Landscape (Exhibition & Parallel Programme)
To begin with, I highlight something that is very special to the Libyans in London and that I am super proud to be directly involved with as a media partner and overseeing the press side of things.
Khaled Mattawa: Libyan poet Khaled Mattawa will present a special talk on 'Poems Moving Pictures<>Pictures Moving Poems' as part of the 'Retracing A Disappearing Landscape' interdisciplinary exhibition. Promising to be a fascinating discussion, it will be in tandem with the overall context of the show: to explore people's direct experience of and fascination with personal memory as well as the collective narratives that arise in connection to modern day Libya. Mattawa is a renowned Libyan poet, highly acclaimed Arab-American writer and a leading literary translator.
London alone will host hundreds of meetings, gatherings and parties organised by different groups.
'Arab Women Artists Now' (AWAN)