Exhibition

London Veil / Paris Veil / NYC Veil

2 Nov 2015 – 14 Nov 2015

Event times

11am-12am Monday-Friday
5pm-12pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Cost of entry

Free

Library Members Club

London
England, United Kingdom

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London Veil / Paris Veil / NYC Veil highlights young muslim women in these urban cities by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles.

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The project is neither a critic nor an advocate of the veil but rather exists to recognise and celebrate its participants as strong, vital individuals who manage to shine, despite the struggles of youth, womanhood and prejudice they may receive as a result of the visibility of their faith.

The series’ LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL form a captivating solo exhibition by artist Sara Shamsavari exclusively on view at LIBRARY in Covent Garden from Nov 2nd-14th. The series debuted earlier this year as part of Southbank Centre's WOW - Women of the World Festival 15 receiving international acclaim. The Veil series highlights young muslim women in these urban cities by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles. 

The project is neither a critic nor an advocate of the veil but rather exists to recognise and celebrate its participants as strong, vital individuals who manage to shine, despite the struggles of youth, womanhood and prejudice they may receive as a result of the visibility of their faith. 

Through the documentation of these modern muslimahs through their self-styled hijabs, ranging from subtle to wild in their expression, the LONDON, PARIS & NYC VEIL series both illustrates and is inspired by the influence of our perceived restrictions, limitations and challenges. Those forces encourage originality, adaptation and in turn transform cultural expression into objects of beauty.

The Preview will take place on at 6pm on Monday November 2nd. The artist will deliver a talk and be signing limited edition box sets .

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Exhibiting artists

Sara Shamsavari

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