SMOGallery puts the emphasis on functional art at the “Around the Table” exhibition. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Check out the latest happenings on the agenda this weekend around Beirut.The sixth edition of this annual group exhibition features work by nine emerging artists resident in Lebanon on the theme "Under Construction".British artist Emma Rodgers presents a solo show of her eerie sculptures, made using a range of materials including wood, bone and feathers.The exhibition seeks to recreate the artist's atelier at Agial. Consisting of often large, white, geometrical objects variously described as "sculptures," "minimalist" or "impossible four-dimensional" objects, this two-gallery exhibition includes work produced while the U.K. artist, art historian, teacher, explorer, curator and scholar was at AUB in the 1960s.This double-bill of solo exhibitions features work by painter and illustrator Anna Boghighuian, who is based between Egypt, India and Europe, and Gaza-born multimedia artist Taysir Batniji.The inaugural exhibition at Ayyam's new sister space will feature work by Syrian multimedia artist Abdel Karim Majdal al-Beik.Khaled Samawi's Beirut gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary with this exhibition of work by Lebanese painter and sculptor Nadim Karam and Syrian painter Safwan Dahoul.BEC hosts an exhibition of 38 works by Italian painter, action and object artist, theorist and Arte Povera scion Michelangelo Pistoletto.
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