Christine Khondji: The poet's coat, after Hafez, detail (2021).
Christine Khondji: The poet’s coat, after Hafez, detail (2021).

Christine Khondji in British Museum exhibition

17 October 2022 – 17 September 2023

Christine Khondjie‘s artist book, The poet’s coat (after Hafez), is included in the exhibition Artists making books: Poetry to politics at the British Museum (Room 43a).

Exhibition curator Dr Venetia Porter writes: “Literature is a powerful theme in the display, from the tales of The Arabian Nights … to the writings of Amélie Nothomb … and the Persian lyric poetry of Hafez (1315–90), as evoked by Christine Khondjie. It was through Hafez that Khonjie learnt Persian, while living in London, and she often recites his poetry to herself.” Read more >