Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)

Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)


15-08-2003, 01:07 AM


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Post: #1
Title: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Kostawi
Date: 15-08-2003, 01:07 AM

Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest

The Sudanese Woman Alliance (SWA) and Amal Future Organisation , are pleased to invite you to attend the New Sudan Art Exihibition to be presented by a well- known and award winning Sudanese artist, Khalid Kodi.

Prof. Kodi's works focus on issues of war and peace in his native country, Sudan. His images address important political and ethical issues, and capture in an innovative visual forms that are relevant to many countries in conflict and for societies everywhere..

At the beginning of the show, Prof. Kodi will give a talk ( 45- 60 minutes) about his works which will include slice presentation.
There will also be ample time for our guests to view Kodi's works and buy some of the reproductions ( with affordable prices to anyone), and originals.

The revenue from Sales will go to support the humanitarian activities of SWA and Amal organisation.

Prof. Kalid Kodi is adjunct professor at Boston College in Massachusetts. His works has won several awards and has been displayed widely in solo and group inside and outside USA.

Prof.Kodi is now touring several European countries in fundraising efforts for humanitarian works. Events Title: New Sudan Art Exihibition

Address:
Third Ave
No 174 K
Beethoven Centre
London W10 4JL

Tube:
Queenspark Tube Station
Buses: 6 , 36 , 18

Date : 23.08.03
Time : 2.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Contact persons :
Ali ( 07944542899)
Rashid ( 0789499143

If you have any further enquiries please reply to this email.
"Fossaib kabna"
Please do come to share art and refreshments.

SWA - Amal Future Organisation

Prof. Khalid I Kodi
[email protected]

Re-pasted by Nasr Haggam with some additions and deletion(see the word Prof. instead of Dr.)
Original message (Osama Alkhwad/Kodi)
Kostawi

Post: #2
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Abdel Aati
Date: 15-08-2003, 02:31 PM
Parent: #1

Khalid Kodi

Khalid Kodi is a Boston-based Sudanese painter, illustrator and a graphic designer whose works have graced magazines and newspapers in Sudan, the Arab Gulf States and the United States. Kodi is representative of a younger generation of Sudanese artists whose work continue to broaden the scope of the Sudanese contemporary art movement while enriching and bringing a fresh perspective to the international art scene.

The major corpus of Kodi's works, as he himself asserts, are explorations of his artistic legacy, cultural heritage and oral traditions as a Sudanese. Executed in an abstract expressionist style, his work represent an infusion of western modernist conventions and the visual vocabulary of colors, symbols and calligraphic motifs developed by the pioneers of the Sudanese modern art movement known in African art history texts as the "Khartoum School." Like other Sudanese artists, Kodi's works are full of multiple references which range from the ancient Nubian architectural designs, calligraphic motifs, urban and rural Sudanese landscape, to African mask-like figure.

Kodi is also a musician who tries his hand at the Lute, an instrument which he often plays with grace at his openings. This is a reflection of his rich heritage and wealth of experience gained from growing up in Sudan and later strengthened by working and living abroad. He was born in 1962 into a family of prominent musicians and artists in the city of Wad Madani, the capital of the Gazira province in Sudan. Growing up in such an environment made it was natural for Kodi to decide at an early age upon a career as an artist and to study painting at the Khartoum College of Fine and Applied Art where he graduated with BFA in 1987. After a short period of travel, explorations and work in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Kodi migrated to the United States in the early 1990 and continued his art studies and earning a MFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, Mass. Since then he continues to live in Boston where he now teaches at the Boston College's Department of Fine Art.

The influences in Kodi's work, as he asserts, come from wherever he can see and observe. His work brings desperate elements together, at the same time, one can easily see and sense his magical vision which gives the work a distinct style characterized by dream-like world of colors, forms and textures. Of his work, Kodi observes, "my visions begin and ends in magical realism." Space for him is where the miracles of nature have materialized and from which he draws his visions. An example of his creative synthesis, are the works included in his early solo exhibition at the National Museum of Afro-American Artists in Boston in 1992 entitled the Nubian Legacy in Contemporary Art . Dedicated to exploration of his Nubian heritage, the exhibition included a group of mixed media paintings with heavily textured surfaces created by innovative use of collages of paints, paper, built up areas of modeling compounds and sands.

The series of drawing entitled Sheba demonstrates Kodi's preoccupation with space in formal, psychic and spiritual senses. Using a linear perspective, these drawings show Sudanese town spaces with intricate architectural and masonry details. Though these drawings are articulated in a descriptive physical manner, they also convey those memories which haunt the imagination of a child listening to old stories of times bygone. In contrast to this, the space in the painting entitled the Queen of Sheba, turns into a spiritual and fantastic with objects and human figures floating in a Chagall's like manner and where things merge and move about without the limitation and fixity of the physical space. Kodi continued to explore the magical world of ancient stories in his latest series of works entitled A Thousand and One Nights exhibited at the Art Gallery of Northeastern University in Boston in May 1996. The paintings included in this exhibition represented his continued spiritual interest in old stories with images gleaned down from the well known tales invoking the magical atmosphere of the Arabo-Persian medieval world. More recently, Kodi started to explore the genre of conceptual art in a series of installation dedicated to Sudanese and African refugees and which combine paintings, sculpture, music and live performance. This seems to usher a new direction in Kodi's artistic career, clearly influenced by recent trends in the international art world with which he keeps close pace.

Post: #3
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Abdel Aati
Date: 15-08-2003, 02:36 PM
Parent: #2

Asrar: Entrance into the exhibition space

Post: #4
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Abdel Aati
Date: 15-08-2003, 02:40 PM
Parent: #1











Detail: Instrument of scarification.. Detail: Instrument of scarification..


Post: #5
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Abdel Aati
Date: 15-08-2003, 02:43 PM
Parent: #4

more about khalid kodi

http://www.ijele.com/ijele/vol1.1/kodi/kodi1.htm

Khalid Kodi personal web site

http://www2.bc.edu/~kodi/

Post: #6
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Tumadir
Date: 15-08-2003, 07:35 PM
Parent: #5

عرفت خالد كودى بسبب الجيرة والصداقة

وبسبب كل سنة بنتلاقى فى مؤتمرالدراسات السودانية...انا بى مسرحى وخالد بفنو البصرى وغالبا ما يكون هنالك الطيب صالح ...الروائى الكبير


خالد فنان سياسى حاد النبرة

اعماله التى تجمع بين المنحوتات واللوحات والشرائح والتى يستخدم فى عرضهاالمؤثر الضوئى..الصوتى..والدرامى
بلاضافة على حنكته الاساسية فى استخدام اللون على الاسطح المختلفة،
طالما جمعت هذه الاعمال فى محتواها البصرى والموضوعى على المعارضة السياسية لكل اساليب القهر التى يجابهها الشعب السودانى

وعلى الحرفة الفنية التى تقف واضحة...متحدثة عن تجربة الفنان وموهبته الكامنة...وعن تجريبية المعلم...المحرض على التغيير والتجديد فى كلا المجالين الحيويين:الفن والحياة.

خالد كودى فنان مقاوم...غير مهادن

ويستخدم اساليب متطورة ومتجددة فى التعبير عن قيمه الفنية والاخلاقية ..بصورة موحية...وممتعة

علنى قلت عنه قليلا مما يستحق
وارجو ان اكون قد اصبت جانبا من الحقيقة عن الفنان الشامخ خالد كودى


اما افكاره المضحكة ومقترحاته الساخرة

فلعل فيصل صالح ، ادرى باقواله وافعاله تلك...ويحفظ منها الكثير

آخرها فكرة سقف السودان والسباليق تفتح على تشاد

حقارة ولعب كدارة

Post: #7
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: haneena
Date: 15-08-2003, 08:38 PM
Parent: #6

KOSTAWI

thanks for the valuable info

will be there in time, insha'allah


haneena

Post: #8
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Kostawi
Date: 15-08-2003, 11:02 PM
Parent: #1

Thanks to all--
If you you know or you are a friend of Kodi, pls. add your experience with him as such. Thanx to Adil and Tumadir.

Haggam

Post: #9
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: ghurba
Date: 17-08-2003, 00:08 AM
Parent: #8

The Swedish Sudanses Friendship association and the Student union at stockholm university, Sudan Group arrange big Event last week part of it was an exhibtion for Kodi art and evening which was wonderful to have Muawia Alwakeel and the muscian Loai Osman, all i can say now about Kodi try to be there khlaid is really doing great job , he manage to translate the problem of peace and war by using amazing ways and methods and his talk was abig suprise for those whom attend !, i will write more about the evevnts we had at Sweden and with some picture . thanks adil he is great distingusih artist

Post: #10
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Kostawi
Date: 17-08-2003, 02:24 PM
Parent: #9

Thank you Mr. ghurba for the update.
We are awaiting for more info and pics.

Post: #11
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: ghurba
Date: 17-08-2003, 05:04 PM
Parent: #10

wallahi am miss ! Ghurba!
i will inshallah , am just try to put things together specailly the picture! all the best for Kodi in his trip to London! and wish all the bordab at uk will support and visit his art!

Post: #12
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: gessan
Date: 17-08-2003, 09:09 PM
Parent: #1

نماذج أخرى من أعماله:



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Post: #13
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: أحمد أمين
Date: 19-08-2003, 12:47 PM
Parent: #1

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Post: #14
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: أحمد أمين
Date: 22-08-2003, 01:59 PM
Parent: #1

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Post: #15
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: Tumadir
Date: 13-12-2003, 05:12 PM
Parent: #14

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Post: #16
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: nada ali
Date: 15-12-2003, 01:02 PM
Parent: #1

شكراً يا تماضر على رفع هذا البوست، لم أكن وقتها عضوة بالمنتدى لكن الغريبة قبل أيام قليلة كنت أفكر فى بوستات اللوحات حول التعذيب فى السودان، وفكرت فى انه علينا أيضاً اضافة لوحات h, او اعمال حول الحرب و اثارها. و بالطبع قفزت لذهنى أعمال خالد كودى حول كاود ا و حول الذاكرة و التاريخ، و القرية التى "حرقها" فى قطعة بمساحة ميدان كرة فى نيويورك.

http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/finearts/faculty/studioar...virtualgallery/kodi/

ندى

Post: #17
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: nada ali
Date: 15-12-2003, 01:03 PM
Parent: #1

أعمال خالد كودى حول كاودا. حين نجح فى تحويل ضحايا القصف "من مجرد أرقام الى افراد، لهم/ن تاريخ، و ذاكرة، و أسماء". كل ذلك دون أن ينزلق الى لغة المنشور السياسى. له التحية ولكل المبدعين/ات
http://www2.bc.edu/~kodi/kauda.htm

ندى

Post: #18
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: haneena
Date: 15-12-2003, 01:14 PM
Parent: #17

كان لي شرف الحضور حينها واقتنيت إحدي لوحاته
تجسيد مذبحة كاودا بأسمائهم كان أبلغ تعبير وأرتجفت اوصالي رجفة لا اعتقد أن اي مقال وبيان كان سيحدثها
لاحظت إن من بين الضحايا من تدعي رودا

زميلنااحمد امين كان حاضرآ بكاميرته ووثق الكثير
شكرا لرافعي البوست

ندي علي
هل يمكن ان تحدثينا عن معرض الفنان الصلحي الي ان يتسهل لنا أمر حضوره؟؟
لكم التحايا

Post: #19
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: nada ali
Date: 15-12-2003, 03:20 PM
Parent: #18

الصديقة العزيزة حنينة
افتتاح معرض استاذ الصلحى و محمد عمر بشارة كان رائعا أمّه الكثيرون/ات، و الأعمال أكثر من رائعة،سأبحث عن البوست و اكتب افادة قريباً. لازم تزورى المعرض.

Post: #20
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: mohammed alfadla
Date: 15-12-2003, 03:56 PM
Parent: #19

one of the very few sudanese who are deeling with instaltions is khlid kodi
more
and
more khalid
we want more for art and sudan

Post: #21
Title: Re: Art of New Sudan- A visual Protest--Dr. Khalid Kodi (London)
Author: haneena
Date: 15-12-2003, 05:20 PM
Parent: #20

صديقتي ندي
ضروري ضروري امشي
لك التحية