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)
These are the three most striking characteristics of the tall black figures that have briefly taken over the Beirut Exhibition Center, in a solo exhibition of work by Iraqi artist Sadik Alfraji, "Biography of a Head".The looming figures are all the offspring Alfraji's imagination. Alfraji has previously exhibited work at Beirut's Ayyam Gallery, where the art was characterized as combining art with philosophy to deal with the notion of identity. These figures appear to embody a character waiting, hoping and wishing.Alfraji places his figures on enormous canvasses in a void, depriving them of context and preventing viewers from placing them within a particular place or time.Other viewers may believe that these shadows are personifications of Alfraji himself. This may be why the artist leaves viewers no means of distinguishing the identities of his figures.
Beirut blast photos compete for gold
Ali Rafei’s message and street aesthetic
Abstract architecture of superstructures
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE