Tripoli, 13 January 2014:
An exhibition featuring the work of six contemporary . . .[restrict]Libyan artists, including a former Abu Saleem prisoner, has opened in Malta.
The exhibition, entitled ‘A Libyan Lamma’ brings together paintings, sculpture, installation art and photography by some of Libya’s best contemporary artists. These include Arwa Abouon, whose work is on loan from a UAE gallery, and former prisoner Mohammad Bin Lamin, best known for his sculptures made from bullets and other remnants of war.
Paintings by Yousef Fetis and Naziha Arebi and an art installation created by Hadia Gana will also feature in the show. Sketches of immigrants on their way to Europe by the latest Libyan artist to join Noon Arts, Matug Aborawi, will also be displayed.
“We are delighted to be showing this exhibition in Malta and to collaborate with the fantastic St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity,” said Co-Founder of Noon Arts, Najlaa El-Ageli.
“There has always been a very special trade relationship between Malta and Libya and Noon’s aim is to open a dialogue between the Maltese public and the Libyan artists to help create richer cross-cultural understanding and the appreciation of each other.”
She added that she felt confident that the work of the artists represented by Noon Arts would prove the changing face of Libya for the better and reflect on its people’s human experience.
‘A Libyan Lamma’ is showing at the St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity in Valletta and will run until 16 February 2014.
For more information see: noon-arts.co.uk [/restrict]