Leila Alaoui: Ya Rayah

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Natreen, 2013
Galleria Continua (常青画廊) , 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu Sat 23 Mar - Sun 02 Jun (Every day except Monday)

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French-Moroccan artist Leila Alaoui used her photographs and videos to explore identity, diversity and migration. For the first exhibition of her works in China, Galleria Continua presents Ya Rayah, the title deriving its meaning from the Algerian song of the same name, translated as 'O, you who are leaving'. Speaking to exile, the song and Alaoui's exhibition examine the suffering and melancholy experienced by those no longer present in their homes. As in her other works, Alaoui used her lens to bring truth and light to abandoned migrants around the world, hoping to engage viewers with the reality of those 'left to disappear behind clichés and statistics'. This incredible exhibition displays the humanity and depth of emotion Alaoui poured into all her work and stands as an homage to the strength and dignity she imparted throughout her short life.
Date: Sat 23 Mar - Sun 02 Jun (Every day except Monday)
Event website: http://www.galleriacontinua.com/exhibitions/ya-rayah-273
Venue name: Galleria Continua (常青画廊)
Open: 11am-6pm Tue-Sun
English address: 2 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang district
Chinese address: 朝阳区酒仙桥路2号
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