The Mosaic Rooms

The Mosaic Rooms Gallery, London

The Mosaic Rooms are an art gallery and bookshop in West London showcasing contemporary culture from and connected to the Arab World.

Our varied programme includes art and design exhibitions, film screenings, literary events, talks, performances and supper clubs. We work in partnership with leading cultural institutions and are proud to have been a part of London wide festivals such as Shubbak, Nour, London Design Festival and more. Admission to all of our exhibitions is FREE, as are most of our events. See what's coming up here: www.mosaicrooms.org

Event Hire: The Mosaic Rooms is available to hire for business meetings and a wide range of arts, corporate and private events. Find out about hiring The Mosaic Rooms here: www.mosaicrooms.org/venue-hire-details

The Mosaic Rooms Bookshop stocks celebrated and new writers from the Arab World, art books, and films, in both English and Arabic. Pop in during your visit or browse and buy titles online here: www.mosaicrooms.org/category/shop

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Opening Times: Our exhibitions are open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am-6pm.

Admission charges

All of our exhibitions and many of our events are FREE.

Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here: www.mosaicrooms.org/visit-us

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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I Spy With My Little Eye

  • 11 July — 22 August 2015

I Spy with My Little Eye… explores the practices of a new generation of artists most of whom are in their late twenties to early thirties. All of them were born after the break out of the war in 1975, and thus none of them have experienced the time of peace and prosperity preceding the war. Some in this group don’t remember the Civil War at all, and those who do could have no adult recollection of the conflict that ended in 1990. However, for both, those who do and who don’t, what differentiates them from the widely known and celebrated post- civil war generation, is the way in which they bring a new set of formal and semantic interests to their practice that is removed from the preceding generation’s focus on archives and documentary. They favor the personal over the collective and the formalistic over the outright political. And for the most part, they do not choose to make the Civil War an entry point of their artistic practice.

With materials that range from intimate personal memorabilia to the unconfined elements of nature, their work is imbued with a sense of fleetness, transience and fragility. In performances and installations that recruit conceptual and formal elements from painting, photography, sculpture and film, they are choosing to tease out the conventional boundaries that define the different disciplines from which they borrow.

The exhibition employs the metaphor of the game by which children secretively choose objects within their surrounding, highlighting the role of these artists as clandestine observers rather than public commentators. I Spy with My Little Eye… provides the artists with an opportunity to showcase their works within a generational context suggesting the rise of a young movement marked by new formal and semantic concerns.

Admission

020 7370 9990
info@mosaicrooms.org

Website

http://mosaicrooms.org/event/i-spy-with-my-little-eye/

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Film Screening: Canticle of the Stones

  • 13 July 2015 6-8pm

The celebrated Palestinian director Michel Khleifi is 65 this year and Shubbak has invited him to mark this occasion by curating the festival’s main film programme: a themed, personal selection from his own films in dialogue with works of Arab and European cinema. Spread across three venues, the season explores representations of Palestine and the Arab in European cinema, as well as the struggle for the emancipation of women.

Canticle of the Stones | Michel Khleifi | Palestine/Belgium | 1990 | 110 mins
Khleifi’s second feature film tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Bushra and Makram. Parted in the 1960s when Bushra emigrates to the US, heartbroken after Makram’s imprisonment for resisting the Israeli occupation, the pair meet again years later when she returns to Jerusalem at the height of the first Intifada.

Michel Khleifi is a Palestinian / Belgian director and writer, born in Nazareth in 1950. He has won several prestigious international awards for his films including the International Critics’ Award, Cannes ’87 and the Golden Concha, San Sebastian ’87 for Wedding in Galilee.



Have you checked out the rest of our FREE Michel Khleifi film season screenings? You might also like Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land, Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel Part 1 and Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel Part 2 & 3.

Part of Shubbak: A Window on Contemporary Arab Culture. 11 – 26 July 2015.

Shubbak is the UK’s premier festival of contemporary Arab culture, presenting outstanding international Arab artists to London audiences and communities. www.shubbak.co.uk

Admission

FREE. Places Limited. rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Website

http://mosaicrooms.org/event/canticle-of-the-stones/

Getting there

We are located on the junction of Earls Court Road and Cromwell Road, just 5 minutes walk from Earl's Court station (Earls Court Road exit). Plan your visit here: www.mosaicrooms.org/visit-us

The Mosaic Rooms
226 Cromwell Road
London
Greater London
SW5 0SW
England

Website

www.mosaicrooms.org

E-mail

info@mosaicrooms.org

Telephone

020 7370 9990

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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