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Conversation 21: image

LSE Arts public exhibition

Date: Monday 19 November - Friday 7 December 2012
Time: Monday-Friday, 10am-8pm
Venue:  Atrium Gallery, Old Building

This exhibition will feature photographs from 20 and 30-somethings from 21 cities across the Middle East and North Africa – one photo by one photographer for one city --  who have been commissioned by the LSE Middle East Centre to capture what it means to be young where they are today. The exhibition will also include video installations featuring interviews with each photographer giving deeper insights into the image they have chosen to share.

The exhibition, along with a concert and film festival held during the two-week period, aim to provide snapshots of the lives of young people across the Middle East today. While the recent focus on the region has been on popular uprisings, dictatorial downfalls and talking heads, the everyday experiences of young people often gets lost and diluted in the broader narrative of political change. We hope to open up a conversation between young people in the Middle East and those in London. The art is a halfalogue: your presence creates dialogue.

Generously supported by the LSE Annual Fund.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lse21

This exhibition is open to all, no ticket required. Visitors are welcome during weekdays (Monday - Friday) between 10am and 8pm (excluding bank holidays, when the school is closed at Christmas and Easter or unless otherwise stated on the web listing). For further information email arts@lse.ac.uk or phone on 020 7107 5342. 

Just economics and politics? Think again.  While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies, the annual LSE photo prize competition, the LSE Literary Festival and artist-in-residence projects. For more information please view the  LSE Arts website. 

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     'We live in a Paradoxical Society'
     by Ali Nadjian and Ramyar
     Manouchehrzadeh, from Tehran.