Hassan Musa: the artist's stamp

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Friday, 11 January 2019 to Saturday, 23 March 2019

Mail Art from the SOAS Archives & Special Collections and a sampler of his paintings and illustrated books

This exhibition features Hassan Musa’s small-scale works: Mail/Post Art, prints and books alongside four of his better-known, complex textile paintings. It provides an overview of his prolific, varied, critical and often satirical art practice that is staggering in its range and energy while at the same time rather intimate. Musa’s Mail Art offers fresh insights into his personality and creative process.

The embellished envelopes are “free art”, which arrive unsolicited in the regular post to delight those along the way and the recipient; the genre developed in the 1960’s as part of anti-establishment efforts of Pop Art. Hassan Musa (b. 1951, Sudan; lives and works in France) is a brilliant ‘bricoleur’ in how he assimilates and transforms images from differing visual cultures: western, Islamic and African art and in how he makes his own images; the range of his fine handwork includes calligraphy, stitchery, collage amongst other techniques.

OPEN: Tuesday – Saturday 10.30 – 17.00, late night Thursday 10.30 – 20.00. CLOSED: SUN & MON. Free Entry. www.soas.ac.uk/gallery. Recorded info: 020 7898 4046, gallery@soas.ac.uk

 

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Brunei Gallery/SOAS

University of London

Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square

London, WC1H 0XG

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