Satellite Projects Exhibition – SPACE

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Satellite Projects exhibition at SPACE was opened on 20 July and will run till 12 August 2011.  The private view was proceeded by a talk The Politics of Place, by writer Ken Worpole and Dr Toby Butler.

Satellite Projects is a showcase of work created by three artist-led projects delivered over the past year with different communities in Hackney, Camden and Barking.


The Cut is an exhibition of new work by Jessie Brennan, Chris Dorley-Brown and Daniel Lehan. Spanning drawing, photography and text based work, the pieces respond to the personal testimonies and histories of a fascinating and until recently, overlooked place, at East London’s edge. The exhibition is the culmination of a year-long project. Local people volunteered to become oral historians working alongside the artists, recording personal perspectives that are at risk of becoming invisible, (or cut), in the regeneration process.  A publication, THE CUT, edited by Chris Dorley-Brown, containing archive material and new work by the three artists, will be launched on 20th July.


Work made at the Creative Space programme at Arlington edited by Ania Dabrowska includes Arlington Portraits, installation of wall prints from Lebanese Archive by Diab Alkarssifi, and monitor display of current work by CSP participants: Tasha, Diab Alkarssifi and Patrick Costelloe.


In the event of global technological meltdown, could you survive? Juneau Projects challenged students from The Warren Comprehensive and Barking Abbey School to come up with answers.

21 July – 12 August, 2011

129 – 131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH

Mon – Fri : 10am – 5pm // Sat : 12pm – 4pm


Al Hayat newspaper, Saturday, July 23, 2011:

Translated from Arabic:

“Exhibition by Diab Khalil Alkarssifi in London’s SPACE gallery.  An exhibition of fellow Diab Khalil Alkarssifi, under the title Pierced Memories.  The exhibition, which runs until August 12, features more than 60 black and white images of life in the Lebanese city of Baalbeck.  The exhibition was part of work with artist and lecturer of photography, Ania Dabrowska.  Diab Alkarssifi is preparing to publish a book of these pictures from the private archive spanning from the early 20th century till the late 1990s.”


Tawfiq Ramadan: We wish we were with you.

Nana Alsaarot:  I didn’t see the gallery live, just in the website, but the show is beautiful.  Outstanding  work.  Thanks to Diab and beautiful images.  Peace.
Thank you Karssifi. 

Fatima Mashlab: Thank you Uncle for such an amazing collection of pictures. Well done, great work.

Tariq Shell: Excelled, you did well. Congratulations for the success of the exhibition and new work.

Mohammed Ayara: Habibi Ya Abu Khalil, exhibition is beautifully done.  I’m looking forward to a next show. 

Rabie Sharif: Congratulations  and  success to another.

Soha Shamas: Wonderful gallery.  So good to show to the British people the face of beautiful Lebanon and Baalbek.  


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