Saloua Raouda Choucair at the Tate Modern, London

At this time of year many of our colleagues are visiting Britain, either on holiday or escorting groups of students to summer schools. We would therefore like to recommend an exhibition at the Tate Modern art gallery in London of work by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair.

Choucair was born in Beirut, Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Empire) 97 years ago, but moved to Paris in 1948 to study. Her painting and sculpture can be seen as a reflection of Arab geometric design  through the eyes of a European modernist, or perhaps vice versa. Either way it is a unique perspective and we recommend the exhibition, which is a review of her long career.

Please see here for details of the London exhibition, and here for Saloua Raouda Choucair’s website.

Poem (1963-5) and Poem of nine verses (1983-5) by Saloua Choucair

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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to istanbuljohnm@hotmail.co.uk.
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