Welcome to Iraq

The Iraq Pavilion – Venice Biennale 2013

Welcome to Iraq features 11 contemporary artists from Iraq, working across a wide range of media including photography, drawing, painting, video, installation, sculpture, and textiles. This special selection represents two generations of artists who live and work in the country.

Included are texts by exhibition curator Jonathan Watkins and acclaimed Iraqi writer Tamara Chalabi. Illustrated throughout, this book includes images of selected work and recent photographs of everyday life in Baghdad, Babylon, Basra, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

Published to coincide with Welcome to Iraq, an Iraqi participation in the 55th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia, 1 June – 24 November 2013.

Published by Ikon Gallery in partnership with Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq.

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