exhibition review

Means of transportation to apprehend Mohammad el Rawas

Mohammad El Rawas, Train I, 1975. Oil on canvas, 198.5 x 247 cm. Mohammad El Rawas looks at visual culture as a bottomless cornucopia of opportunities. A series of prints in the nineteen-eighties introduced his liberal appropriation of images high and low, old and new, which he merrily kept on recycling through series of Joseph… Continue reading Means of transportation to apprehend Mohammad el Rawas

exhibition review

Fabricating illusions with nineteenth-century photographs at the Sursock Museum

Unidentified author, Beirut, c. 1900. Painting on glass for light projection. La Fabrique des illusions is as fascinating as it is exhausting, as didactic as it is artistic, opening up an entire world of documents, testimonies to conceptions of times and places that have much more often been written about than shown. La Fabrique des illusions… Continue reading Fabricating illusions with nineteenth-century photographs at the Sursock Museum

exhibition review

The ins and outs of the burqa with Leila Jabre Jureidini

Leila Jabre Jureidini, Trump, 2017-2018, acrylic on wood. Few pieces of women’s clothing are as contentious, politically charged, and divisive, as the burqa, or as invested with a multitude of religious and cultural meanings related to gender identity and roles. Denounced as a symbol of Islamic radicalism and oppression of women, it can also be seen… Continue reading The ins and outs of the burqa with Leila Jabre Jureidini

casual remarks, exhibition review

The next generation at CUB Gallery

Clockwise: details of artworks by Magali Massoud, Tarek Haddad, Maral Maniss, Mayssam Hindi, Christian Sleiman, and Chloé Hojeily, It’s always a thrill to discover new talents. I deeply appreciate the CUB gallery / BAR team’s commitment to support and promote emerging artists, and I am certain the works’ selection reflects their expert judgement and exacting… Continue reading The next generation at CUB Gallery