Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

New review: ‘Traces & Revelations’ at Durham’s Oriental Museum

Electronic Intifada, 10th April 2014 But in hosting Traces and Revelations, a viscerally exciting new show of paintings by Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha, the Oriental Museum at the University … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

New review: ‘In the City’ at London’s P21 Gallery

Electronic Intifada, 21st October 2013 [T]he works shown in In the City stress the interaction between cultures and between tradition and modernity. They assert that Middle Eastern and North African … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

New review: ‘Points of Departure’ at the ICA

Electronic Intifada, 10th July 2013 The results are effectively six mini-exhibitions, each composed of several pieces in various media. This permits a broad exploration of questions around nationalism, identity, history … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

New article: ‘I Exist’ photo exhibition reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 19th June 2013 In a very different set of images, Jerusalem-based photographer Tanya Habjouqa documents the 2009 Arab Bodybuilding Championships in Amman, Jordan: dubbed the “Gaza Martyrs Tournament” … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

UHC’s Tin Town

There are various small but perfectly formed exhibitions strewn along Deansgate at the moment. I’ll be blogging Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here at John Rylands for ArabLit, but further towards Castlefield, … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Despite’ at Richmix, Bethnal Green

Merry Christmas, one and all. For anyone who, like me, is stuck in London over the festive period (and the weather outside is about the least festive thing I’ve ever … Continue reading

December 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: British Mandate in Palestine – upcoming exhibition at the Brunei Gallery

Electronic Intifada, 21st May 2012: The project drew on testimonies from various people who had memories of the British Mandate period. Among the stories of arrests, house demolitions and hangings … Continue reading

May 21, 2012 · Leave a comment
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