The Mosaic Rooms
babelmed - 06/11/2009
The Mosaic Rooms are a newly refurbished exhibition space in Kensington, West London which opened to the public in autumn 2008. They host the A.M. Qattan Foundation’s functions but also offer space for local events. Founded in 1994, the A.M. Qattan Foundation has offices its headquarters in London and offices in Ramallah and Gaza City. Through its work in Palestine and UK it has chosen to focus on two principal areas, culture and education, which it considers as central to any long-term and consistent process of human development.
The Mosaic Rooms are hosting “Ordinary Lives” an exhibition of photography by Rania Matar, a Lebanese photographer who has published a monograph bearing the same title.
“Through her work, Rania Matar honors the lives of the women and children of Lebanon in evocative black-and-white photographs. They convey the many facets of life, acknowledging the undeniable presence of war and tragedy, yet celebrating the strength, dignity, and humanity of lives lived amidst the rubble, in refugee camps, or behind the veil. The images are universal, powerful reminders of the tender bond between a mother and child, the cheerful camaraderie of friends, and the resilience of the human spirit. Accompanying these photographs are excerpts from the poetry of celebrated Palestinian-American author Lisa Majaj.
The exhibition is taking place from the 6th to the 27th of November 2009 .
( http://ordinarylives.raniamatar.com/about.php )