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Rachid Koraïchi: Ecstatic Flow - October Gallery

Rachid Koraïchi: Ecstatic Flow

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Rachid Koraïchi: Ecstatic Flow will be on display at the October Gallery from June 10 to July 10, 2010.

The work of Rachid Koraïchi is devoted to the expression of the mystical elements of the Islamic tradition of Sufism.

The central theme of Ecstatic Flow relates to the lives and teachings of fourteen Sufi masters dating from the 7th to the 17th Centuries, presenting fourteen sets of lithographs, one for each master.

The title, Ecstatic Flow, comes from the Arabic word fa’-ya’-dad, which literally means “to overflow”, “to flood” or “to emanate”, and suggests an urgent outward movement, implying also ideas of exuberance and abundance.

Rachid Koraïchi’s work is represented in major collections worldwide and has been included in many international exhibitions, such as the 47th and 49th Venice Biennales and Word into Art at the British Museum, in 2006.

His artistic explorations extend across an impressive range of different media, with his installations including ceramics, textiles, various metals and painted work on silk and paper. His work is influenced by an abiding fascination with signs and symbols.


Saturday, June 12 at 3pm. Gallery Talk: Rachid Koraïchi will talk about his art at October Gallery. Admission Free.

Tuesday, June 15 at 6.30pm (doors open 6pm). Film: Sufi Soul, The Mystic Music of Islam by Simon Broughton, Co-editor of the Rough Guide to World Music, and editor of the World Music magazine, Songlines.
Entrance fee: £7, £5 concessions.

World City Music Village: Lunch Time Festival Club – June 30, July 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Each event consists of a talk at 12:30pm and a short performance at 1:30pm in the October Gallery courtyard. For more information visit

Kenji Yoshida: A Celebration of Life continues at the October Gallery until June 5, 2010.

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL

Telephone: 020 7242 7367