UK: Islamic art exhibit at Foreign Office

UK: Islamic art exhibit at Foreign Office

A new exhibition of Islamic art and photography has gone on show in the historic Durbar Court at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.The exhibition features contemporary art and photography by leading British Muslim artists. The show’s organizer says Ramadan is the perfect time of year to showcase Muslim talent.Speaking at the launch of the exhibition was Imran Daud, whose company Elevation Arts represents some of the UK’s finest up and coming artistic talent. He described the event as important as it showcase Islamic art which is an emerging art form.

“It’s something that we need today in order to be able top speak to wider communities, to bridge the gap, there’s a lot of forces out there who seek to polarize and cause divisions between communities and I think art is one of those things that is used to transcend normal modes of communication. It brings out things that are deeper and underlying issues that you might like to express in a way that is not hostile.”

Samir Malik is one of the artists whose work is on display. Commenting on the exhibition, he described it as ‘absolutely amazing’. “We are right in the middle of a massive transition and people are getting up and creating amazing new pieces of art and creating new opportunities. We want to be understood and we have found art as a medium to actually get out there and to touch movements via the public.”


Source: APP (English), video at BSN h/t NRP

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