RECOGNISE is taking place in a spectacular setting of an old warehouse in London's Finsbury Park from June to September 2007. The latest productions of more than 40 international artists will be shown for the first time in London. The exhibition will additionally include screenings, talks, panel discussions, performances, and interventions selected from an astounding range of artworks, which are a survey of a vast and diverse array of international artists addressing the Middle East.
The multimedia exhibition curated by Predrag Pajdic includes works by Mohamed Abdulla, Ziad Antar & Rasha Salti, Oreet Ashery, Yasmeen Al Awadi, Tim Blake, Lisa K Blatt, Ali Cherri, Hassan Choubassi, Nemanja Cvijanovic, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Sagi Groner, Khaled Hafez, Roza El-Hassan, Susan Hefuna, Hilda Hiary, The Infinity Project, Emily Jacir, Lamia Joreige, Nedim Kufi, Dana Levy, Avi Mograbi, Rabih Mroué, Nada Prlja, Ayman Ramadan, Khaled Ramadan, Paul Ryan, Wael Shawky, Sadegh Tirafkan, Milica Tomic & Branimir Stojanovic, Jalal Toufic and Rachel Wilberforce.
Breathing new life into the region for a media weary audience, the exhibition focuses on a new visual culture of the Middle East, political, to be sure, but where the primary strength lies in the artists' work, not in their political or religious views.