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Rijin Sahakian

It Is What It Is

[Car bombing in Baghdad in 2007. Image by Jim Gordon]

A call by the Hayward gallery has been circulating regarding a second installment of the Jeremy Deller piece, It Is What It Is. The call, an excerpt of which follows, was sent out to look for participants in the gallery show opening this month (February 22) in London: “I work as Assistant Curator at the Hayward Gallery and am currently carrying out research for our forthcoming exhibition on Turner prize-winner Jeremy Deller which takes place at the Hayward Gallery from 22 ...

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Rijin Sahakian



Rijin Sahakian was born in Baghdad, Iraq. She received her MA in Contemporary Art and Cultural Policy from New York University and serves as founding director of Echo (Sada) for Contemporary Iraqi Art.