Al-Souk: the best of Arab Art & Design
14-21 Nov at Graffik Gallery | 25 Nov-1 Dec at The Tabernacle
Kalimat Magazine is happy to announce its participation in the first edition of Al-Souk at Nour Festival. The souk opens 14 November at 20.00 with a public reception at Graffik Gallery (284 Portobello Road). For the next two weeks, 17 different designers and artists will be selling their works at two locations in London. Come by and pick up a copy of Kalimat! More details click here
We're also proud to announce that the Al-Souk logo, poster, and 4-page catalogue was designed by Kalimat's design_atelier_
17-26 October at Hardy Tree Gallery
Kalimat Magazine and Hardy Tree Gallery are excited to present The Censored, an exhibition of new work by Cairo-based graphic designer Ghada Wali. This exhibition will feature a series of works that were previously deemed "too risky" by a London-based gallery for In the City. The Censored will be running for a limited 9-day period from 17-26 October.
The gallery is open Thu-Sun 12.00-18.00 and by appointment (email firstname.lastname@example.org for details). Read the full press release and find out more on Film Ikhwany.
Hardy Tree Gallery, 119 Pancras Road, NW1 UN, London | Nearest Underground: King's Cross, St. Pancras
Designer Talk: Ibraheem Youssef
Sunday 29 September 2013 | Doors 18.30 | Talk starts at 19.00 | P21 Gallery | 21 Chalton St, NW1 1JD, London
Please join us on Sunday evening for a talk by designer Ibraheem Youssef, whose work is part of the In the City exhibition. Ibraheem will be discussing his practice, thought process and of course, design! The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Ibraheem Youssef is an Egyptian/Canadian designer/illustrator currently based in Boston. He creates internationally recognised, thought provoking creative experiences that live around the globe. He studied at the College of Fine Arts in Zamalek, and the Ontario College of Art & Design in Toronto. Ibraheem strives on collaboration and is driven by obsession - a trait , alongside curiosity and perfectionism, which are found in his craft and production. His artwork has been featured in press from around the globe, in publications such as The Guardian, The Independent, Der Speigel, El País, Universal/NBC, Wired Magazine and many more. His work has been exhibited Bad Dads, San Francisco (2010), Is this thing on? at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (2010), Profilers at Gallery KOP in Breda (2011), Cairo 20x20 at The Mascot in Toronto (2011), The Gang is all here at Bottleneck Gallery in New York City (2012), the Electronic Arts Deadspace3 show at LDBAVLFDM in Paris (2013) and more. www.ibraheemyoussef.com
In the City | Private View
25 September 2013 | 18.30-20.30
design_atelier_ and P21 Gallery are excited to present In the City, an absorbing graphic design and sound art exhibition which provides a rare glimpse into four Arab cities. Hosted at P21 Gallery, the exhibition will be a first of its kind in London to showcase a series of commissioned and pre-existing works from an eclectic line up of established and emerging Arab designers, illustrators, video, and sound artists. In the City transports the audience through four enigmatic, but overlooked Arab cities - Alexandria, Algiers, Baghdad and Nablus - by recapturing and reimagining elements of those cities. The collection explores each city’s panorama through their streets, landmarks, people, signage, and sounds. Every room contains elements borrowed from the city it represents, forming a variety of installations that will entice interaction between the audience and the work.
The exhibition is supported by the Arab British Centre, the Iraqi Cultural Centre, and Baghdad Capital of Culture 2013. In the City will include an extensive public programme of talks and events. Details at kalimatmagazine.com/inthecity
IN THE CITY
In The City is a collaborative graphic design and sound art exhibition organised by design_atelier and P21 Gallery. The exhibition opens on 26 September at London's P21 Gallery.
Participants: design_atelier_ (Danah Abdulla, Karim Sultan, and Maria Portugal), Sherif Adel, Yusef Alahmad, Nora Aly, Mohamed Nabil Labib, Wael Morcos, Maajoun, Nayzak Studio, Nour Tabet, Ghada Wali, Ibraheem Youssef, and Mohammed Zakaria
Find out more at kalimatmagazine.com/inthecity
LAUNCH PARTY - 3 JULY
Tell all your friends and join us on Wednesday 3 July at Hardy Tree Gallery in London for the launch of Issue 08 and some wonderful music. Issues will be on sale for £8 (£2 off newsstand price).
- Introduction 18h45
- Oud + Computer Performance 19h30
- DJ Set 20h00-22h00
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KALIMAT ISSUE 07//AUTUMN 2012
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