The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Vian Sora: A Woman in Time at Iraq Museum
Vian Sora (Iraqi, born 1976), Ishtar. 2006 Mixed media on canvas, 43 3/8" x 43 3/8" (110 x 110 cm).


BAGHDAD, IRAQ.- Iraq Museum International presents new work by Vian Sora, an Iraqi artist who challenges the forces that separate Mesopotamia yesterday from Iraq today. The solo online exhibition entitled, "Vian Sora: A Woman In Time," just went on view, and marks the beginning of an initiative in community cultural development that is unique in the world of archaeological studies.

It is the first in a series at Iraq Museum International in which modern artists explore the cultural tragedies faced by Iraq since the fall of Baghdad in 2003. Lack of reconstruction funding for a cultural infrastructure in Iraq has led to cultural isolation, historical rootlessness, deteriorating community identity, erosion of cultural identity, destruction of human heritage, and lost knowledge.

Driven by creative urgency, artists such as Sora are developing new strategies to address uncommunicated cultural heritage. Series curator John Simmons calls it, "Contemporary art at the service of humankind."

Iraqi expressionist painter Vian Sora was born in Baghdad in 1976. Prior to the war, she spent endless days at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad and at archaeological sites throughout Iraq.

Her paintings in this exhibition bridge the ancient and modern Iraq by using a mixture of materials including solids and oils that creates a near-leather texture for engraving and coloring. She creates on canvas a present-day interpretation of the walls of long ago, on which were engraved the historical record of one civilization after another.

To Sora, the history and heritage of Mesopotamia are now seemingly forgotten by those in distant lands, and she seeks to keep alive the colors, shapes, shadows and symbols of a culture that is critical for all humanity.

She has recently exhibited at the French Cultural Center and the al-Wasity Gallery in Baghdad, as well as at Gallery Zamwa in Sulaimania, Iraqi Kurdistan, in a one-person show entitled, "Longing To Past."

Since 2003, her work has found international audiences at the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, the Japanese Cultural Center in Ankara, the Sharjah Art Festival in the U.A.E., and at Art Mondial in France. A tour of Vian Sora's work in the United States in 2007 has been proposed by Iraq Museum International.





Today's News

August 16, 2006

Great British Watercolors From Paul Mellon Collection

The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions

Figuring The Landscape at Contemporary Art Galleries

Johanes Geccelli - Color - Light and Shadow

Rhoda Holmes Nicholls at Williams College Museum

Making it New: George McNeil & His Students

Emergency Meeting to Discuss Art Works Security

Vian Sora: A Woman in Time at Iraq Museum

World-Class Glass Pavilion Shines International Spotlight

Missouri Historical Society Celebrates Benjamin Franklin

Photographic and Personal Stories Exhibition

Midwestern Unlike You and Me: New Zealand's Julian Dashper

¡Azúcar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- The Morgan receives a major Renoir drawing unseen for over 50 years

2.- Recording console built by Elvis Costello and used to record Stairway to Heaven stars at Bonhams sale

3.- On December 9, estate jewelry & more goes up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals

4.- French museum chief hits back at call to return African art

5.- David Castillo Gallery to present works by a stellar group of artists at Art Basel Miami Beach

6.- Ancient Chinese painting auctioned for almost $60 million at Christie's Hong Kong

7.- Exploring the watery remains of France's sunken Roman port of Olbia

8.- Exhibition examines eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude

9.- Thieves nab Pierre-Auguste Renoir painting from Vienna auction house

10.- Israeli archaeologists unveil rare stone mask dating to the Neolithic

Related Stories



Important Judaica and Israeli & international art bring a combined $7.9 million at Sotheby's New York

Tunisia to auction ousted despot's treasures

Andy Warhol's Mao portraits excluded from the Beijing and Shanghai shows next year

China criticises French Qing dynasty seal auction

Christie's announces auction marking the first half century of the popular and luxurious interiors shop Guinevere

Nine new exhibits debut at San Diego International Airport

Rembrandt masterpiece "Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet" back on display at National Museum Cardiff

Amber: 40-million-year-old fossilised tree resin is Baltic gold

Egyptian artist Iman Issa wins the Ist FHN Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona Award

The main chapel of the Basilica of Santa Croce open for visits after five year restoration



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful