Friday, July 21, 2017

Islamic women explore their identities In London exhibition

ARTLYST
By Edward Lucie-Smith
Nermine Hamman-Oum Kalthoun – Detail
LONDON---There happens to be quite a spectrum of feminist and what one might (maybe tactlessly) call ethnic exhibitions on view in London right now. They demonstrate rather amply the way the boundaries of the contemporary art world are changing. It’s significant that two of these happen to be on view in famous central London churches – one of work by Islamic women artists at St Martin in the Fields, the other, featuring Jamaican artists at St Stephen Wallbrook. The patron of the show at St Martin’s is Queen Raina of Jordan and the works were first on display in Amman, before coming to London. [More]