‘Thread of Light’ Group Art Exhibition
Curated by Asmaa Alanbari - Babylon Art

Private View: Wednesday 17 May 2017, 18:00 – 20:30
Exhibition dates: 18th - 31st May 2017

‘Thread of Light’ is a two week group art exhibition, a combination of colour, light and creativity inspired by the Middle East and North Africa. From the 17th to the 31st May 2017, Iraqi born artist and curator Asmaa Alanbari showcases artwork with heritage or interest in the Middle East at P21 Gallery London. She brings together artists of different languages and religions in a selection of stimulating work subverting the stereotypes often associated with the region. Going beyond the usual clichés of war and conflict depicting the region she demonstrates that, “the Middle East is full of exciting contrasts and subtle nuances”.  Alanbari offers the public a selection of works that playfully and poetically address their unexpected topics of interest, thereby shedding some light on the often oversimplified cultures of the region.

The curator Asmaa Alanbari

After co-curating the ‘In Between’ show at the Saatchi Gallery, ‘Thread of Light’ is Asmaa Alanbari's latest contribution to the London art scene. She is assisted by Joud Tamimi Halawani, curator of the 2017 edition of the Arab Women Artists Festival.  More information can be found on

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Hassan Hajjaj, Hanaa Malallah, Kennardphillipps, Dia Batal, Asmaa Alanbari, Estabrak Al Ansari, Souheil Sleiman, Helen Kirwan, Ozlem Demirel, Jo Scorah, Shadi Mahsa.

Visitor Information

Free Admission

Opening times: Tuesday – Friday 12–6pm, Saturday 12–4pm, and Wednesdays until 8pm
P21 Gallery: 21 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD

Nearest tube: Euston or King’s Cross St. Pancras, 

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