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Landscapes of Desire

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Remember-Forgive, 2009 Mixed Media Drawing © John Halaka
Landscapes of Desire

Tower House
226 Cromwell Road
London SW5 0SW
United Kingdom
May 6th, 2011 - May 25th, 2011
Opening: May 5th, 2011 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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http://www.mosaicrooms.org
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kensington
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+ 44 207 370 9990
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Tue-Sat 11am-6pm
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middle eastern art mixed-media conceptual, landscape
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FREE

DESCRIPTION

This is the first UK exhibition of recent drawings by this renowned activist artist John Halaka. Landscapes of Desire is inspired by the ruins of Palestinian homes and villages destroyed during and after the 1948 exodus. Depicting the ruins of stone homes from devastated Palestinian villages such as Kafr Bir’im, Lifta, Al-Bassa, A’mka and Kuikat, these images are drawn with ink and rubber stamped words.  The repeated stamping of the words “remember,” “resist,” “return,” “rebuild” and  “forgive”, defines the forms, textures and tones of the landscapes, becoming a visual mantra.