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Hidden away in the National Gallery is the Victoria & Albert Museum’s stunning exhibition Light from the Middle East. It presents, for the first time in modern history a selection of works from the area: a region often presented to us in Britain through the limited lens of the syndicates of western press.
Here, the photographers and photographs are provided with a new voice beyond what is now the traditional media presentation; the themes of the pictures are deliberately diverse and range with a variety that extends beyond merely politicizing relevant local issues. The presence of Lebanese photo-conceptualism, Walid Raad is offered his rightful place with a comedic formant of his Atlas Group’s false narrative of Lebanese history, a false illustrated document that outlines car-bombing during the civil war. As well as Raad, many of the artists there will be unknown to many people in London. They are the new bloomers, the new torch bearers who throw a new and bright light from afar.
The Victoria and Albert museum is a fantastic gallery, hosting all sorts of artefacts from the past and even from recent history.