The group exhibitionàÂ MANMADEGODàÂ features four artists working on issues related to the concept of the artist as creator, his / her relationship with the divine and the consequences of challenging this role. While most traditional exhibitions examining creation take a reverential or didactic position, this exhibition focuses on the absurdity of artistic practice and questions the authenticity of genius.
Exhibiting together for the first time, all four artists live and work in London but come from very diverse backgrounds, as far apart as Pakistan / UK, Iran, Spain / Iraq and Israel.
As a consequence, the subtext of the exhibition is the subtle interrogation of historically and culturally specific forms of representation, re-interpreted through a universal contemporising prism. Each artist draws on his or her own ancestral visual language to inform their personal aesthetic whilst consciously steering away from âself- orientalising exoticisms', thereby invalidating the simplistic stereotypes with which diasporic artists are so often charged.
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