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In "L'Abecedaire" (Primer), artists Laure Ghorayeb and Mazen Kerbaj are exhibiting an alphabetized series of 26 collaborative black-and-white drawings that aim to explore the possibilities of a dual autobiography. Each piece was worked on by both artists, their distinct but harmonious styles blending together to create a uniform aesthetic that runs throughout the series. In 2007, the pair exhibited a series of drawings completed independently over the course of Israel's 34-day war of 2006 .The work in the two artists' first exhibition together sprang from the independent blogs Ghorayeb and Kerbaj set up days into the conflict.Three years later came "You and I and the Painted Paper," a series of 31 ink-on-paper works that bore traces of both artists' pens. Each artist would begin a work, then hand it over to the other, who drew around and over the existing lines to create multilayered pieces that bore traces of both their styles. Kerbaj, who rocketed to fame after his 2006 war blog, Kerblog, attracted international attention, has said that he tries to resist producing work around the subject of war, resenting the thirst for conflict-related work by Lebanese artists from overseas audiences.
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