“#COMETOGETHER presents glimpses of a worldview that is incredibly connected, with artists drawing from a myriad of influences across religion, history and geographies. By hosting the exhibition in the Olympic borough of Tower Hamlets, we aim to inspire a conversation between the diverse communities of East London and these extraordinary and inspiring artistic voices from the Middle East.”
Stephen Stapleton, Founder and Director of Edge of Arabia
After four years building Saudi Arabia’s first indipendent platform for contemporary art, and reaching out to new audiences across Europe and Middle East, Edge of Arabia presents a groundbreaking exhibition of Arab and Islamic World artists in the heart of creative, multicultural East London.
#COMETOGETHER, 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 will incorporate raw film footage, live internet-based installations, a library and platforms for performance and interventions, reflecting the unconventional contemporary art language being embraced by the new generation in the Arab world.
#COMETOGETHER features over 30 established and emerging artists that go beyond the periphery of the Gulf.
The exhibition is accompained by an education programme including workshops, film screenings and guided exhibition tours.