92 Heath Street
T: 0207 435 7323
14th March – 8th May 2013
Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 18.00
Saturday 10.00 – 16.00
Lahd Gallery is proud to present to you the latest exhibition of works by Turkish artist Asli Erel. This exciting exhibition explores the origin of letters and traces back to the time when the first utilisation of them was witnessed in the alphabets of the semitic languages. From the ancient territories of Egypt and through the historical transition of Islam, it looks at how or if the inclusivity of all religions have illuminated or culminated in this transition. Erel uses these relevations to show that war has always been there and shall always exist. She further argues that as long as the human nature struggles and fights with itself, people are doomed to fight against others. In the Middle East where ideas of existence, civilisation, hope and divinity were born, life also ceases to exist.