Hayv Kahraman

The Saatchi Gallery

Hayv Kahraman is an Iraqi artist and painter. Her works reflect the controversial issues of gender, honor killings and war, all issues that plague her home country of Iraq. Hayv currently lives and works in San Francisco

Hayv Kahraman is an artist from Iraq. Spanning drawing, painting, and sculpture, her practice engages with very difficult issues surrounding female identity in her homeland – how women are victimised within their own culture, made subservient to men and often suffer the most from the effects of the war. Kahraman tells these tales of horror with a demure grace through her stunningly beautiful paintings. In this series of work, her images depict the scriptural story of the Sacrifice of The Lamb, which is central to the Islamic festival of Eid al-Adha, recasting the figures as women.


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Bagrad Badalian

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Bagrad Badalian has evolved in an artistic environment since his early childhood, both of his parents are painters. He leaves Armenia with his family at age 9 and moves to live in Belgium.

It is undeniable that he has received an artistic gift, multiplied with an imagination without limits. Art is in his blood. This has given birth to a photographer, a very talented artist, gifted to the extreme.His photography resembles painting, a great concern for detail and a perfect sense of composition. His mastery of the photographic techniques is conspicuous.The most precise description, the use of the verb, will not succeed in describing a photograph made by Bagrad BADALIAN. His art is indescribable, it is lived, it is felt. It opens a path to our interrogations, our dreams and nightmares, it shatters our beliefs, stimulates our desires. Never leaving us indifferent.


TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1964, the musical Fiddler on the Roof opens at the Imperial Theatre. Sholem Aleichem’s milkman whose glass is half-full, Tevye, is played by Zero Mostel. Mostel would become a star after this run, even though he was not the first choice for the role. Bea Arthur and Maria Karnilova co-star in this Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick musical with such memorable songs as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

For more on the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, including a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.