Images (l. to r.): still from The Cure: Complete Works (2003), Leo Asemota; Capecoast (2001), Senayt Samuel; Love (2003), Addisalem Bezuwork.
via the Guardian Unlimited:
Expanding on the notion that we are all works in progress, imagine art after is a project uniting artists who originate from the same country but who are now geographically and politically separated. [The artists come from Afghanistan, Albania, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, and Serbia Montenegro.]
The project brings together seven artists who left home and now live in London, and seven who remained in the country of their birth: the artist who left, and the artist who stayed. The aim of the project is to open lines of communication where they would otherwise not exist, enabling artists to exchange ideas and work, and also to discuss their experiences in an online forum ...
As well as their work being exhibited online, each artist will take part in a dialogue with their partner - hosted on the Guardian talkboards - in order to exchange text, images and ideas. The dialogues will begin on October 31, and continue for six weeks until December 11.
Afterwords (Dec. 22, 2005)
Six weeks on, hundreds of thoughts and images have been exchanged as part of our imagine art after project. But now that the opening phase is over, what will the artists involved take away from the experience? A selection reveal what it was like to share everything with a stranger in another country.