Iraq: Nine objects, nine lives

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Source: The Guardian
It may not look much – a motley collection of bits and pieces, the bric-a-brac of daily life. But for a group of Iraqi exiles, they are their most prized possessions, each carrying a story of personal struggle, hardship and courage.
This exhibition conveys the lives, culture and circumstances of ordinary Iraqis, who often feel they have been silenced and that their experience counts for nothing.
This is an exhibition of personal objects – repositories of personal, family and social memory and history; emblems, talismans, objects of fantasy. Cheap, expensive, small, large, old, new. Next to each is a text in which the owner considers the object’s meaning, its significance and history.

Click here to see the exhibition online.

Read the original story on The Guardian website.

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