Come Together by Edge of Arabia
A really interesting exhibition running at the moment can be found on Brick Lane at the Old Truman Brewery. Called ‘Come Together’ it’s a combination of works from an Arabian collective of artists called ‘Edge of Arabia‘. According to their website the title of the exhibition is a “deliberate reference to social networking channels, which have transformed the nature and power of individual voices and expression in the Arab World in recent years.”
The exhibition itself lasts until 28th October and can be easily found on Brick Lane just close to the junction with Hanbury Street advertised by the #cometogether signage. It’s well worth a walk around and is of course totally free. Those interested in any of the artwork can pick up leaflets on each of the works inside which explain a little about the artist and the piece.
Hosting the exhibition in Tower Hamlets and particularly Brick Lane also seems to be no co-incidence given the diverse nature of the community around this part of town. Again according to the Edge of Arabia website the idea was to inspire a conversation between the diverse communities of East London and artistic voices from the Middle East.
Only one week left so get down there and take a look.