KAHLIL GIBRAN: A Guide for Our Times


KAHLIL GIBRAN: A Guide for Our Times

LONDON, 6 -10 August 2018

Sotheby's (34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, U.K.) - in the Upper Entrance, West and Linell Galleries


KAHLIL GIBRAN: A Guide for Our Times is a CARAVAN peacebuilding exhibition with editions in Bahrain and Egypt that culminates at Sotheby's in London, featuring work by 38 acclaimed Middle Eastern contemporary artists inspired by the Lebanese born poet-artist Kahlil Gibran and the universal message of peace and harmony found in his poetry, writings and art, such as in his best-selling book The Prophet, which celebrates its 95th publishing anniversary this year. The exhibition visually highlights how Kahlil Gibran, a supreme East-West figure, can be an unparalleled guide for our times, related to peace, harmony and the building of bridges between the creeds and cultures of the Middle East and West. The exhibition reflects the compelling universal spiritual contribution that Kahlil Gibran has made and continues to make to the world, showing how Gibran’s voice is timeless, a guiding spirit for our times.  Gibran’s work focuses on the themes that unite all peoples and religions, leading the reader or viewer on a journey towards peace and harmony, reconnecting us with humanity. 

The exhibition is co-curated by Janet Rady and Marion Fromlet Baecker and is in partnership with The Arab British Centre. CARAVAN previously held similar exhibitions inspired by Kahlil Gibran with acclaimed artists in Bahrain and Egypt in the spring of 2018. The two exhibitions, together with a selection of work from new artists, will all come together for this larger exhibition at Sotheby’s.  

All works are for sale.  Please contact Janet Rady for more information and to purchase a work.

Participating artists include: Somaya Abdulghani, Ahmed Abdullah, Laudi Abilama, Marwa Adel, Talar Aghbashian, Sarah Aradi, Zena Assi, Dia Batal, Hady Boraey, Rana Chalabi, Wael Darwesh, Amina El Demirdash, Ahmed Emad Eldin, Taiba Faraj, Doaa Farouk, Nevine Fathy, Noora Fraidoon, Mariam Haji, Sameh Ismael, Christine Saleh Jamil, Nathaly Jung, Lulwa Al Khalifa, Ibrahim Khatab, Ghada Khunji, Mai Al Moataz, Farah Monfaradi, Amal Nasr, Zeinab Nour, Jamal A. Rahim, Reda Abdel Rahman, Omar Al Rashed, Yasser Rostom, Ahmed Saber, Jehan Saleh, Nagla Samir, Ibrahim El Tanbouli, Nazir Tanbouli, Abbas Yousif, Camille Zakharia.

For the press release, click here.

And for the online catalogue, click here.