Arab women in sport: London exhibition by Brigitte and Marian Lacombe
Tomorrow London will be treated to its first exhibition of the work of Brigitte Lacombe, whose exhibition Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport will be on show alongside her film-making sister Marian’s work at Sotheby's Gallery from 25 July to 11 August 2012.
The exhibition showcases over 50 large-scale images of Arabic women in sport, from Olympians to beginners from over 20 different Arab countries. The French sisters have situated their images within the history of Arab women in sport and the often unspoken discourse of gender, culture and sport in the Arab world.
The project began back in December 2011 in the Athletes Village at the Arab Games in Doha, where Brigitte and Marian Lacombe set up their own outdoor studio, working side by side. Afterwards they travelled on to the Gulf and North Africa, working with female athletes of all ages and levels of achievement.
The exhibition was conceived by the Qatar Museums Authority, an organisation committed to commissioning and exhibiting the work of internationally renowned artists, as well as wanting to drive forward Qatar’s aims of educating and sparking debate about sport, and persuading more girls to find a way to participate.
Entry is free and the exhibition is open between 10am and 6pm daily.
St George Street
London W1S 2FB
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