exhibition review

A glimpse into Zineb Sedira’s world at the Beirut Art Center

Staging a Zineb Sedira exhibition is a fitting choice for the Beirut Art Center, an institution that has played an influential role in supporting artists with a concern for the preservation of individual and collective Memory in the face of collective amnesia in the post- and post-post-1975 War period in Lebanon. Indeed, in countries like Lebanon… Continue reading A glimpse into Zineb Sedira’s world at the Beirut Art Center

exhibition review

Reviving the Grand Sofar Hotel with Tom Young

It was its last weekend, and I had yet to make the short trip to the Grand Sofar Hotel to not only visit Tom Young’s exhibition but also (and this was perhaps my main  initial, motivation) to tour the building itself. I had often driven by the grandiose and poignant ghost marrying vernacular arcades with… Continue reading Reviving the Grand Sofar Hotel with Tom Young

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In Between Dreams and Nightmares with Augustin Rebetez

Augustin Rebetez’s collection of photographs, Poudre de Songes, surges from an eerie world where the shadow of nightmares looms somberly, faintly countered by ethereal notes. References are obscure, esoteric, or made up, evoking, in turns, tribal graphics, folk tales, occult practices, and horror movie parody stereotypes, but are reticent to disclose their origins and their nature. The images… Continue reading In Between Dreams and Nightmares with Augustin Rebetez

exhibition review

Chasing Light with Joseph Sassine

Nowhere is it fully clear, in Joseph Sassine’s body of work, how his works embody a quest for light. Yet, there are a few memorable moments, such as  the couple of works in which the experimentation with matter takes precedence over that of the sign, and where Sassine assembles pieces of unexpected materials, such as… Continue reading Chasing Light with Joseph Sassine