The Mosaic Rooms

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

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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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Tunisian Americans, 2012. Nadia Kaabi Linke. Photo credit Paolo Costa

The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls

  • 10 October — 29 November 2014

The exhibition is formed in two parts, both inspired by the history of The Mosaic Rooms building, which more than a century ago, served as the domicile for Imre Kiralfy, the man responsible for many of the grand exhibitions at Earls Court, White City and Olympia. Kiralfy brought curiosities from all parts of the global empire to England, where the Victorian public was eager to view such spectacles. The exhibition reflects on these last hundred years and the structures of power that thread colonialism and capitalism, captivity and control, the observed and observing.

The lower gallery, ‘The Cabinet of Souls’, inverts the roles of spectators and objects and makes visible the ghostly shadows that influence social forces today. The display includes a new commission ‘Faces’, that obverts the politics of representation of tribes brought over for the “Savage South Africa” spectacle that formed part of Kiralfy’s Greater Britain Exhibition in 1899.

In the upper gallery, ‘The Future Rewound’ explores enduring methods of control in contemporary life, via works such as ‘No’ - a two-channel video installation which focuses on the rigorous visa process that people go through to enter the UK, and new installation ‘Perspective 1’ that refers to the recent financial crisis in London and challenges the omnipotent influence of capitalism.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke was born in 1978 in Tunis, her work has been exhibited internationally, including at recent solo shows in Europe, Hong Kong, India and the UAE. Her works are part of several public and private collections including that of MOMA, New York.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.mosaicrooms.org/nadia-kaabi-linke/

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"Image from artist's 2012 piece No"

Culture Now: Nadia Kaabi-Linke

  • 10 October 2014 1-2pm

On the opening day of her first UK solo show, The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls, Nadia Kaabi-Linke discusses her varied practice with the director of Open Eye Gallery, Lorenzo Fusi.

Kaabi-Linke’s work relates to the way geography and politics inform the identity of both the individual and collective society. Her mixed-media installations question invisible mechanisms of control and moments of unseen violence. Kaabi-Linke and Fusi will speak broadly about the artist’s work and practice which has been described as ‘a kind of documentary sculpture, creating an indexical relationship with the world and people around her’.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke was born in 1978 in Tunis. She studied at the University of Fine Arts, Tunis (1999) before receiving a PhD from the Sorbonne, Paris (2008). Recent solo exhibitions include In confinement my desolate mind desires, Art Basel Hong Kong (2014); Stranded, CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon (2014); No One Harms Me, Experimenter Contemporary Art, Kolkata (2013); Black is the New White, Dubai, Lawrie Shabibi Gallery (2012); and Tatort/Crime Scene, Christian Hosp Gallery, Berlin (2010). She has participated in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); Nam June Paik Art Center, Seoul, Korea (2013); the Liverpool Biennial (2012); Herbert F Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY (2012); 54th Venice Biennial (2011); and 9th Sharjah Biennial (2009).

Lorenzo Fusi is the Director Open Eye Gallery, one of the oldest not-for-profit photography galleries in the UK, and the new Artistic Director of PIAC (International Contemporary Art Prize) organised by the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco. Fusi was the International Curator at the Liverpool Biennial, for which he curated the 2010 and 2012 renditions. Between 2001 and 2009 he was the Chief Curator at Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary Art Centre, to then became the Contemporary Art Curator of the Santa Maria della Scala museum hub in Siena (Italy). He regularly lectures at UK universities and internationally. He sits in the Board of Directors of LOOK, Liverpool International Photography Festival, and is a Board Member of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM).

This talk is part of Culture Now, a series of lively Friday lunchtime conversations with key figures from the contemporary arts scene held at the ICA.

Contact: rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

ICA
ICA, The Mall
London
SW1Y 5AH

Admission

£5, ICA members go free

Website

http://www.mosaicrooms.org/culture-now-nadia-kaabi-linke/

"Image from artist's 2014 exhibition Tunisian Americans"

Artist's Talk with Nadia & Timo Kaabi-Linke

  • 16 October 2014 7-8pm

Nadia and Timo Kaabi-Linke will be in conversation with cultural scientist Dr Falko Schmieder to discuss Nadia’s first UK solo exhibition, The Future Rewound & The Cabinet of Souls, currently on at The Mosaic Rooms. This exhibition is formed in two parts, both inspired by the history of the gallery’s building, which more than a century ago served as the domicile for Victorian Impresario Imre Kiralfy.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s practice relates to places and their histories. The discussion will focus on this aspect of her work through examining the new installations created for this exhibition. This talk will offer fascinating insight into her process of conceiving and materialising these new comissions. Revealing further details on her artistic approach and the historical and analytical research which gave shape to the concepts threading the works and the exhibition.

Nadia Kaabi-Linke was born in 1978 in Tunis. She studied at the University of Fine Arts, Tunis (1999) before receiving a PhD from the Sorbonne, Paris (2008). She has exhibited worldwide and her works are part of several public and private collections including that of MOMA, New York. In 2011 she won the Abraaj Capital Art Prize and this year she won the Discoveries Prize at Basel Hong Kong. She lives and works in Berlin with husband curator Timo.

Timo Kaabi-Linke is writer, philosopher and art critic, who lives and works in Berlin, Germany. His major philosophical concern is how artistic productions and conceptions change under the condition of a technically and socially connected world. He has participated in international conferences and published articles in several languages on topics related to art, cultural studies, political sciences and technology studies. In 2012, he founded the platform Carthage Contemporary in Tunis, Tunisia.

Dr Falko Schmieder is a cultural scientist. He has studied Communications, Political Science and Sociology at various German Universities. Since 2005 he has worked as a researcher at the Center for Literary and Cultural Research Berlin.

Contact: rsvp@mosaicrooms.org

Suitable for

  • 18+

Where

Goethe-Institut
50 Princes Gate
London
SW7 2PH

Website

http://www.mosaicrooms.org/artists-talk-nkl/

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

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