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Art exhibition "Neha" by Iraqi artist Ishtar

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515 Avenue Viger E

515 Avenue Viger Est

Montréal, QC H2L 2M2

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Update: The event portion of the exhibition will start at 6pm and end at 7. The exhibition however will remain open. On sunday we will follow the same schedule. The event is hosted by the Moroccan Centre, Dar Al Maghrib

“Neha” is the old Babylonian word for serenity; A word seemingly out of place when describing Iraq, the Artist’s homeland. It is the third exhibition by the Iraqi artist and historian Ishtar in which she has portrayed her unique point of view of a dire situation. This collection of mixed media paintings is accompanied by a short presentation by the artist in which she attempts to take you on a journey to her homeland and how she sees it. Take a journey with Ishtar and maybe “Neha” will become a word you associate with Iraq. This is an open event so bring your friends and family along!


About the artist:

Ishtar was born in Baghdad, grew up as a child of political exiles, lived and integrated in numerous countries, painted her way out of trauma and is trying to find a way to make her homeland habitable again. This is how she prefers to describe herself and her life so far.

Ishtar has dedicated her professional life to the rehabilitation of Iraq’s culture and international standing by working with Iraqi communities abroad and native communities of host nations to create an open and informative dialogue. Since 2013 she has held countless seminars, lectures and events bringing together Iraqi expats and the general community to experience a slice of Iraqi culture and discuss pressing matters such as integration, human rights, political identity and Mesopotamian history. She believes that the cultural rehabilitation of a war-torn nation is not only vital to the restoration of its psyche but also of vital importance to international relations and most importantly national peace. As a creative she tackles the subject at hand with an alternative perspective which has proven to be quite effective and engaging for the general public.

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