The Across Boundaries exhibition, curated by Tarek Nahas, noticeably stood out with a thoughtful selection of Lebanon-made photographs going back almost a century and a half. A particularly captivating thread running through the display was photographers’ reflecting on Lebanese History – from the temples of Baalbek to the 1975 war – and engaging with the history… Continue reading Late to the game, but here are my top photographs at the Beirut Art Fair with no further elaboration.
Lebanese galleries deployed the local art community’s energy and creativity through works that had, often, been previously shown in Beirut: one familiar with the city’s art scene was in for few surprises. Overall, the offerings hardly provided consistent aesthetic, emotional or intellectual challenges. For every one of the several bright spots, there were, as a… Continue reading What’s up with the Beirut Art Fair ~ part two
Impala’s Snoozy (2018) as a randomly chosen allegory for something. Now in its ninth edition, the Beirut Art Fair is finding its way towards maturity, providing a showcase for local galleries while also endeavouring to introduce to Beirut a medley of foreign ones, and effectively acting towards a project to help Beirut become a prominent… Continue reading What’s up with the Beirut Art Fair ~ part one