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Baghad Artists Exhibit Works 

Made During Wartime

BY Maymanah Farhat

LONDON — Twenty-one artists living in war-torn Iraq were given a rare opportunity to show their work in “Riding on Fire: Iraqi Art Under Occupation,” the inaugural exhibit of London’s Artiquea Gallery, which specializes in contemporary Middle Eastern art. The exhibition, which ran from September 18 through October 31, presented over 40 works by some of Iraq’s leading artists.

Artiquea’s director Hussam Baramo noted that while many of the featured works avoid direct references to the ongoing war led by the United States, opting

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