The exhibition includes Yassin Dynasty, a series of beautiful porcelain vases made in the Chinese porcelain capital Jingdezhen, depicting battles from the Lebanese civil war. The colourful, intimate and ornamental embroideries of the series Dancing, Smoking, Kissing stitch together memories and recollections from the artist’s childhood in the absence of photographic records. Raed Yassin’s work draws on personal narratives, setting them against a collective history or tradition through the lens of consumer culture and mass production.
Raed Yassin has exhibited and performed his work across Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Japan. He was awarded the Fidus Prize for The Best of Sammy Clark at Beirut Art Centre’s Exposure (2009) exhibition and the Abraaj Capital Art Prize (2012).
Supported by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, the British Council and Kalfayan Galleries.