AUB Art Galleries and Collections invites you to the opening of its new exhibition: The 1990s – Jayce Salloum: كان يا ما كان There Was and There Was Not [redux/fragments]

Jayce Salloum’s installation كان يا ما كان There Was and There Was Not [redux/fragments] is an opportunity to take a step back and look at the 1990s. Salloum presents us with photographs, newspaper clips, scholarly and other texts, books, postcards, Polaroid shots, and videos which were collected, made, or recorded during his time in the Middle East in the late 1980s and early 1990s – and thus, compose one large document, which we consider here as a record of the 1990s.

This exhibition is a chance to revisit the early days of an art historical period which we still inhabit. The Lebanese Civil War (1975-1989) has not only been a major point of historical reference but also an art historical threshold. The end of the war marked a radical historical shift, launching not only new economic and political forces and alliances but also artistic idioms, art institutions and a number of Lebanese artists into the orbit of the global art world. The 1990s also opened up a new art historical period known as “Lebanese contemporary art.”

Opening: September 17, 2015 – 6pm
Closing: December 30, 2015
Location: Ada Dodge Hall, AUB Upper Campus, Beirut, Lebanon

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