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Ali Assaf Al Basrah, the Venice of the East, 2011 Mixed media installation (detail) 580x490x290 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
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Iraq’s experimental contemporary artists have never had a chance to present their work for an Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; the first and last major appearance in 1976 outlined only some of their “modern” artists. The Iraq Pavilion for 2011 will indeed show the world an exciting professionally-curated selection

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