Gallery for Contemporary Art
The LAWRENCE funun Gallery presents contemporary art in the context of migration and globalization. Whether paintings, photography, video, installations or design and fashion—there are no limits to our media. Quite the opposite—interdisciplinary approaches that reflect intercultural ideas and concepts are highly welcome. Our curator Anas Homsi stands for quality and conceptual coherence – he himself being both a graduate of the Academy in Damascus and an internationally successful painter and photographer. But the LAWRENCE funun Gallery is also a matter of our executive leadership and is also substantially led by Frank Alva Buecheler who, through experience as a professor of aesthetics and art market, knows what he's doing. And last but certainly not least, the gallery's program profits immensely from our Italian partners at M'AMA.ART.
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by Kamiran Khalil
February 16 through March 31 2019
An exhibition of FREEARTUS artists + refugees united for freedom gGmbH curated by Frank Alva Buecheler and Ghassan Hammash, in cooperation with LAWRENCE berlin mitte and the BARZAKH gGmbH for art and culture.
At first glance the viewer may think that the pictorial world of the painter and graphic artist Kamiran Khalil is a direct reaction to and a processing of war experience in his home country Syria. And they are. But they are more. Khalil's visions examine with his own verve of creation and a sensitive philosophical approach the bridge between life and death - the eternal mystery that knows only questions and never answers, which can only be imagined, if at all, by the means of illusion - with illusions.
Kamiran Khalil, born in Aleppo in 1986, lives in Berlin. He graduated from the Art Academy in Damascus in 2009, was a master student at the UdK in Berlin in 2016/17. In 2011, Kamiran Khalil was honored with a first solo exhibition at the renowned Arthouse in Damascus, a second solo exhibition followed in 2015 in the prestigious Gallery Khawatem in Beirut. In group exhibitions Kamiran Khalil was represented several times in Sweden, but also in Aleppo, Bharain, Berlin and again in Damascus and Beirut.
www.kamirankhalil.com | www.lawrence.berlin | www.freeartus.org