exhibition review

Seeing and Unseeing with Vartan Avakian

Whereby I showcase my adaptability to the exhibition’s spirit Vartan Avakian, from All that is Seen and Unseen, mixed media, 2018.  In Of All that is Seen and Unseen, Vartan Avakian construes of ancient book as, at once, objects, sculptures, concepts, metaphors for fossils, and fossilized receptacles for the printed word, imbued with an aura of unequivocal intellectual value (and the… Continue reading Seeing and Unseeing with Vartan Avakian

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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

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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

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Maidames have arrived

Chaza Charafeddine, Vera in Red, 2017-2018. In Maidames, Chaza Charafeddine reaffirms her engagement against controversial human rights issues plaguing Lebanese society, and pursues her mission to use art as a tool to force a public confrontation with them, through photographs whose subjects transcend their daily conditions and regain pride, power, agency, and dignity, relishing in their incarnating… Continue reading Maidames have arrived