Exhibition: Rachid Koraïchi - Tears that Taste of the Sea

This exhibition runs from Tue, 13th Apr 2021 to Sat, 12th Jun 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Wed,
14th Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Thu,
15th Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Fri,
16th Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Sat,
17th Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Tue,
20th Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Wed,
21st Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)
Thu,
22nd Apr 2021  
(12:30pm - 5:30pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The exhibition presents a select sampling of Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis, and includes seven blue and white ceramic vases from the Lachrymatoires Bleues series, three sets of seven paintings from the Handkerchiefs of Hope series, three large steel sculptures representing vigilant guardian figures and one large etching, Le Jardin d’Afrique.

In formal terms, the diverse works are linked together by the figures, glyphs and symbols of Koraïchi’s signature style of hand-drawn characters. Thematically speaking, they are related by their emphasis on the innumerable tears shed mourning the loss of loved ones, for reasons of displacement, migration and disaster, or the harrowing effects of the present pandemic. This exhibition marks the first time these four elements of The Garden of Africa, Koraïchi's significant new project to create a cemetery in Southern Tunisia for the many migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean in search of a better life, are displayed together.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

October Gallery,

24 Old Gloucester Street,
Bloomsbury,
London,
WC1N 3AL

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