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Galerie Claude Lemand

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France
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16 rue Littré
75006
Phone: clemand@wanadoo.fr


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DIA AZZAWI : A POSITIVE MODERNITY

Azzawi presents his viewers with a new kind of painting founded on a pre-Islamic base but by no means nostalgic or backward-looking. For him, Sumeria, Assyria and Pharaonic Egypt are still present, offering unique but universal ways of seeing and showing … His painting affirms eternal solidarity between different but converging cultures and civilisations.

If Dia Azzawi, an Iraqi in exile for nearly thirty years, is also a Londoner, it is not to forget, still less renounce, Baghdad but to give it nova vita, new life, a future, as Dante did in the Divine Comedy, after being exiled from Florence.

Through a body of work which he has generously offered to the world, work which is transgressive and cross-cultural, holding a multiplicity of existential and political meanings, at once tragic and joyful, making life triumph over death and over obsession with death, Azzawi is helping to create the new Arab civilisation which will emerge one day from the present internal discords, misfortunes and suicidal follies … His aim is to increase the well-being of all through creation alone. (Dia... [ Read all ]


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Forthcoming Exhibitions

DIA AL-AZZAWI : Paintings, Sculptures, Drawings, Artist Books, Original Prints and Portfolios of Prints.


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SELECTIVE PUBLIC COLLECTIONS :

Museum of Modern Art, Baghdad.
Museum of Modern Art, Damascus.
Museum of Modem Art, Tunisia.
Museum of Modern Art, Amman.
Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris.
British Museum, London.
V & A Museum, London.
Jeddah International Airport, Saudi Arabia.
Gulbenkian Collection, Barcelona.
Arab Monetary Fund, Abu Dabi.
Development Fund, Kuwait.
The World Bank, Washington, DC.
The Saudi Bank, London.
The United Bank of Kuwait, London.
ONA Foundation, Casablanca.
Kinda Foundation, Riyadh.
Museum of Arab Art, Doha.
Colas Foundation, Paris.
Library of Congress, Washington DC.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France,Paris.



SELECTIVE SOLO EXHIBITIONS :

1965 Al-Wasiti Gallery, Baghdad.
1966 Gallery One, Beirut.
1969 Sultan Gallery, Kuwait.
1973 Gallery Raslan, Tripoli, Lebanon.
1976 Gallery Nadhar, Casablanca.
1977 Sultan Gallery, Kuwait.
1978 Patrick Seale Art Gallery, London.
1980 Gallery Faris, Paris.
Central Gallery, Geneva.
1981 Gallery Faris (Basel, Art 12.81).
Gallery Faris (Paris, Fiac).
1982 Intercontinental Hall, Abu Dhabi.
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Claude Lemand


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By appointment : every day of the week