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Babylon by Ali Al-Tajer

November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

فوق العيشارا التي بنيت               “The counterpart of Esharra which I have built over you

سامهد مكانا صالحا للبناء             Below I have hardened the ground for a building site,

هناك ابني بيت …                         I will build a house…

سيكون مفتوحا لاستقبالكم وبه تبيتون You will spend the night in it, it is there to receive all of  you.

سادعو اسمه بابل                          I will call its name Babylon

وسينهض لبنائه امهر البنائين            I shall build it with the skill of craftsmen

كذلك فلتكن بابل كما اشتهيتموها       Construct Babylon, whose building you have requested

هذه بابل مكان سكناكم المفضل         This is Babylon, the place that is your home!

فاصدحو وامرحو في ارجائها            Make merry in its precincts, occupy its broad places.”

( ملحمة الخلق البابلية )               Verses selected from the fifth and sixth tablets of the Epic of the Babylonian Creation

Contemporary Iraqi painter Ali Al Tajer presents a selection of new paintings and prints inspired by the Epic of The Creation of Babylon. His female-centric scenes are characterized by vibrant colors that reveal traditional elements from his homeland.

This exhibition launches on November 21 at 6 pm. It runs at the gallery until January 15, 2018.

This exhibition will also run online through Artscoops.com, the MENA region’s leading online art platform, from November 29 until December 15.


November 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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