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
Jamil Molaeb paints a luminous love letter to Jerusalem, a homage to “the holiest of the holy,”as he describes the city, which shuns any kind of reference to contemporary socio-economic and political goings-on: his Jerusalem is stuck in an imaginary dream-like time, where birds roam freely and palm trees grow tall in between houses. Broken down… Continue reading Jamil Molaeb’s Jerusalem
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.