Journeys through our Heritage: Revisiting Modern Lebanese Artists Exhibition at the Beirut Exhibition Center: 4 July – 4 August 2013

Journeys through our Heritage is an exhibition organized by Liban Art, curated by Janine Maamari and Marie Tomb, which will take place from 4 July to 4 August 2013 at the Beirut Exhibition Center.

The curators are commissioning 20 Lebanese artists born after 1970 to create a work in the media of their choice, informed by aspects of Lebanese artistic modernism. The artists are free to investigate, question,but also contemplate and pay homage to the oeuvre of their forebears (born before 1930). Their journey through History and Memory reveals personal, historical and societal messages still relevant today.

The project aims to stimulate creativity by reflecting on the Lebanese artistic heritage: they are inspired by artists such as Helen Khal, Farid Aouad, Shafic Abboud, Gibran Kahlil Gibran, Saliba Douaihy, Saloua Raouda Choucair and Khalil Saleeby, amongst others.

This exhibition is made possible with the active support of Solidere, and the sponsorship of Byblos Bank who generously participated in financing the artworks’ production.

We will be glad to have you cover the exhibition, and are happy to answer any query.

Liban Art
Liban Art journeysexhibition@gmail.com

Image Caption: Siska, VISIT TO THE WHITE HOUSE 3D COLOR NEGATIVE FAILED TRIAL 1, 2013.
Stereoscope video loop, 2 min 25 s., super 8 color negative onvideo, dimensions variable.