Venetia Porter

What does the contemporary art of the Middle East tell us about the cultures, histories, and politics of the region today?
November 4, 2017

The work of artists of the Middle East today is rich and vibrant and tells a multiplicity of stories. A strong thread within it reflects on recent histories and troubled politics and plays an important role as document or witness. Venetia Porter examines the work of several artists from across the region in the collection of the British Museum. Looking at a variety of media that includes artists’ books and photography, Porter discusses the fascinating ways in which these artists shine a spotlight on the moments in time that preoccupy them.