The P21 Gallery is a London-based charitable trust promoting contemporary Arab art and culture. Its architectural spaces were designed to maximize the effect of contemporary art as a discourse, through multimedia installations on two levels with supporting facilities for public functions. These include conferences, workshops, lectures, and film screening. A reference library is available stocked with audio-visual and printed material. A specialized café serves the general public.
The P21 Gallery is centrally located next to the British Library, the University of the Arts (Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design), the University of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of Westminster and the London School of Economics (LSE). It is well served by the London Underground and major national and international transport hubs such as St Pancras (Euro Star Terminal), Kings Cross and Euston Stations.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
1. To build a viable cultural link between the Arab world and the Western European audience.
2. To promote dialogue between artists from the Arab world and the global artistic community.
3. To increase awareness in the West of such cultural and artistic wealth.
4. To encourage and support experimental works from an expanded lens-based media.
5. To establish training workshops for adults and children to encourage cultural diversities.
6. To collaborate with local institutions to provide a hub of cultural activities aimed at the large Arab and Palestinian diaspora in the United Kingdom.
7. To provide a much needed platform to evaluate these activities by bringing artists to the centre of a thriving modern and contemporary art scene.
The P21 Gallery aims to promote and display such diverse cultural projects from the Middle East, the Maghreb, and from the Arabic speaking communities in the United Kingdom and Europe.
PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES
The P21 Gallery has planned a multitude of projects and activities for 2018 and beyond which include, but are not limited to:
Major Themed Exhibitions on Art, Architecture and Photography; opportunities for experimental projects and for young and new artists. Parallel to exhibitions the P21 runs public program of events that includes: Gallery Talks, Performances, Workshops, Film Talks and Book Reading.