Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II
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Podcast Six Pillars – ‘I Am Ashurbanipual, King of the World’ Part I and II

This week’s Six Pillars radio show: an in depth tour of “I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World” currently on show at The British Museum London. One of history’s most dominant Kings, this Assyrian has yet been forgotten. A fierce, entirely merciless warrior, a proud scholar (the first in his line), empire-builder, a self-proclaimed king-slayer, … Continue reading

Six Pillars Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special
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Six Pillars Podcast – Piers Secunda Auction Special

Artist Piers Secunda has visited the edges of ISIS territory in Iraq, he has taken a decade of ‘rejected’ work and compacted it into a 1 metre cube, and sculpted ancient Chinese puzzles with paint. See Secunda’s fine art work donated to the Resonance104.4FM auction, you can still bid here. Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars’ Broadcast – ResonanceFM Auction Special
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Six Pillars’ Broadcast – ResonanceFM Auction Special

Magic of Persia curator Leyla Fakhr and artist Piers Secunda visit the studio to discuss the their items donated to the ResonanceFM auction, that are from and about Iran and Iraq. Magic of Persia is a UK charity supporting artists from Iran. They have taken part in the ResonanceFM auction and support artists with the … Continue reading

World Refugee Day 2016
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World Refugee Day 2016

As with last year, June 20th is an international day to push the agenda for displaced families across the world. Currently 2-3 million children are not in education due to war and poverty. Brian Donald, an Europol official, has announced that 10,000 minors who are migrants have disappeared, we actually don’t know what happened to … Continue reading

Quantum Realism, Mahmoud Sabri – A Retrospective
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Quantum Realism, Mahmoud Sabri – A Retrospective

The intriguing and pioneering Iraqi artist Mahmoud Sabri (1927-2012) has a retrospective on currently in London, 25th June–6th July. Known as one of the big three from Iraq, his work is unique in that it represents the atomic level of reality revealed by modern science, and falls into the new cubist genre. This macroscopic reality … Continue reading

Between Turkey, Iran and Iraq: My Sweet Pepperland –
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Between Turkey, Iran and Iraq: My Sweet Pepperland –

It’s perhaps the last thing we expect from the Middle East, a gun-slinging western. Yet director Hiner Saleem is steadfast over how the developing area for his liebarted Kurdistan echoes mid-west America, being under construction, somewhat lawless, run on conflicting ideas of honour by men with guns. This French-German co-production is one of this year’s … Continue reading