City Limits

Works from emerging Iraqi artists Sajjad Abbas and Laith K. Daer

City Limits presents the works of Sajjad Abbas and Laith K. Daer, artists and sometime collaborators who have developed their work in Baghdad, using the physical space and interactions within the city as a living organizer of how, and why, they work.

Choreography, graffiti, and documented public installation experiments comprise the exhibition. There are small moments, filmed inside throwaway cars, and large questions, hung boldly on the façcade of buildings. In between pleas of not to shoot, accusations, and confessions, is the sincerity of defiance, close close-ups and composed shots working not against, but in urgent, sustained opposition to silence.

The opening of the exhibition will take place in the presence of the artists. 

Opening hours:

Saturday to Thursday - From 9am to 5pm / Friday - Closed

Exhibition Dates

8 Nov – 9 Dec 2017

Opening Reception

Wed / 8 Nov / 6:00pm


Free - Open invitation


The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar