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Seeing through Babel

Event schedule details

Saturday 29 JuneSunday 30 June


Event location details

Zamana Space

The Ismaili Centre

In the Old Testament story of Babel, mankind is punished for attempting to reach heaven by constructing a tower. According to the story, God created languages to divide mankind and scattered them across the face of the world to prevent them from ever collaborating in this manner again.

In 'Seeing Through Babel', Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad explores the story of Babel, using visual imagery to connect people across the language divide. While language often defines and separates people, imagery is a universal that connects people in the past and today. His work will be created in-situ in the Zamana Space of the Ismaili Centre using a monotype technique in addition to direct drawing onto the surface of the work.

The sculpture will hang within the six meter height of the space and allows you to walk in and around its hanging printed fabric panels.

Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Exhibition