Bousteau’s showcase of work by Indian artists. (The Daily Star/Hassan Shaaban)
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Check out the latest happenings on the agenda this weekend around Beirut.With Fabrice Bousteau's curated program of Indian art, a selection of video art programmed by Silke Schmickl and a talk on smart art collection by Michael Jeha, doyen of Christie's Middle East, BAF promises a little something for anyone interested in contemporary art.Belgian artist Catherine Lommee and British artist Thomas l'Anson display a selection of work inspired by Polynesian navigation techniques.This selection of video art from Central Asia features work by a multiple artists who have chosen to dwell on the contradictions in their homelands during a period of transition.This solo show will open Sept. 15 from 6-9 p.m. followed by a conversation between the artist and Frederic Paul.This solo exhibition of work by Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener Ian Hamilton Finlay is curated by long time associate Pia Simig. The artist's first exhibition in the Middle East, it will include tapestries, neon installations, engraved poems on glass, sculptures and printed works from the 1960s to 2006, the year of his death. This show includes work by some 29 Syrian artists.During its long history, AUB has accumulated many works of art that one encounters daily. "Art in Office" displays several works found in the university's various academic and administrative buildings.
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