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Contemporary Art Iraq

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Read a transcript of our conversation with Richard Wilson.

The Turner Prize nominated sculptor Richard Wilson talks exclusively to the co-curators of Cornerhouse’s latest art exhibition, Contemporary Art Iraq: Adalet Germiany and Sarah Perks. This, the first Iraqi exhibition of its kind since the first Gulf War, provides ‘a platform for a new generation of artists who acknowledge the aesthetics of conflict, but are not bound by them’, according to Germiany in a feature elsewhere on this site. Germiany heads up ArtRole, a UK-based arts organisation that works to develop and promote cultural exchanges between the UK and the Middle East (most notably, perhaps, staged a three-day arts festival in the former Red Jail in Sulaymaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan, that featured Richard Wilson’s oil installation, 20:50). 

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