Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
The latest exhibition to be extracted from the Sursock Museum's permanent collection has been curated along narrative lines.With the exception of "Etel Adnan," most cubicles contain works by different artists, each proposing a common story or theme among the different artworks.The work suggests the diverse cultural inspirations and influences of Lebanese art.Laure Ghorayeb's series "Beirut Calls the Future Generations," 2010-2011, recounts the history of Lebanon in three collages – "Cain and Abel or the Fratricidal War," "The Golden Era," and "Independence"."My three artworks," Ghorayeb explains, "illustrate the historical eras of Lebanon from the declaration of independence of the State of the Greater Lebanon, to the '60's Golden era, and to the Lebanese Civil War.Dedicated to the oeuvre of a single artist, "Focus on Etel Adnan" is a precis of the pioneering artist's life and work. It consists of her "Untitled," 2016, oil painting, her watercolor and ink-on-paper works and a video, in which the artist explains the material diversity of her work and her interest in Chinese ink, Japanese art and such.Apart from featuring a tapestry by Etel Adnan, the cubicle's story seems to be a secondary part of the exhibition, and is in fact pushed aside.The stories and artworks are engaging.
Assad’s geometrical and abstract ‘Space and Time’
World of Francophone books beckons
Imageless aesthetics of ‘Dark Matter’
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE