Rachid Koraïchi: Tears That Taste of the Sea


The exhibition presents a select sampling of Rschid Koraïchi’s works in different media created during this past year of global crisis and includes seven blue and white ceramic vases from the Lachrymatoires Bleues series, three sets of seven paintings from the Handkerchiefs of Hope series, three large steel sculptures representing vigilant guardian figures and one large etching, Le Jardin d’Afrique. In formal terms, the diverse works are linked together by the figures, glyphs and symbols of Koraïchi’s signature style of hand-drawn characters. Thematically speaking, they are related by their emphasis on the innumerable tears shed mourning the loss of loved ones, for reasons of displacement, migration and disaster, or the harrowing effects of the present pandemic. This exhibition marks the first time these four elements of The Garden of Africa, Koraïchi’s significant new project to create a cemetery in Southern Tunisia for the many migrants drowned while crossing the Mediterranean in search of a better life, are displayed together.

Duration 13 April 2021 - 12 June 2021
Times Tuesday-Saturday 12:30-17:30
Cost Free
Venue October Gallery
Address 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL
Contact 020 7242 7367 / art@octobergallery.co.uk / www.octobergallery.co.uk