Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hot Iraqi artist dazzles the art world

Ahmed Alsoudani is a Baghdad-born artist featured here in a NY times article. His work represents the strife and unrest experienced during the Iran-Iraq war.

Mr. Alsoudani is one of the six artists who represents the Iraq Pavilion's exhibition (click here to view some of his work), which was previewed at the 54th Venice Biennale.

A fellow Iraqi artist and exhibitor, Adel Abidin, is quoted in the article as saying:

"The revolution in the Middle East has made me believe that we still have the capacity for believing in our dreams," referring to the Arab Spring.

Amazing! How people come of age in a war-torn nation and remain inspired is incredible.

Italian Vogue did this video on Ahmed Alsoudani:

(image via Italian Vogue)

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