exhibition review

A Wondrous Visit from Chafa Ghaddar

I first encountered Chafa Ghaddar’s works five years ago, when she exhibited a fresco in a group exhibition at the now-defunct Beirut Exhibition Center, and was taken with her project to tackle the venerable technique — one seldom seen in the context of contemporary art — and to update it with a sensitive reflection on the layering… Continue reading A Wondrous Visit from Chafa Ghaddar

exhibition review

Looping through Roy Dib’s Revisiting Hesitation

Floor projections have been seen before, but it remains stunning to have our expectations of a vertical screen upended. Walking on the image — instead of passively upholding it — gives the spectator a liberty of action that doubles with a conundrum as to where to go, how to stand, and how to behave. Walking on the image is… Continue reading Looping through Roy Dib’s Revisiting Hesitation