In pictures: the best of Shubbak 2017 so far

Vision presents an image gallery of this year's 'window on contemporary Arab culture' in London, Shubbak 

The first week of Shubbak 2017 - a biennial festival celebrating the best of contemporary Arab art in London - saw a wide array of performance, film, fine art, talks and music, scattered throughout world-class venues in the city. 

Eckhard Thiemann, Artistic Director of Shubbak, called the event a celebration of "individual artists with very strong visions and ideas", showcasing the diversity of art in the region and beyond. Here, ahead of the second week of the event, Vision rounds up some of the groundbreaking work on display so far.