Have any of you made it to Arabicity yet – the art and mixed media exhibition being held at the Beirut Exhibition Center on the New Waterfront in Beirut Central District? Well, I haven’t been yet, but one of my friend has…and he was nice enough to share his pictures with me. (Thanks Mokhtar!)
The exhibition is ending on the 31st of this month! Who wants to come with me? I’ll probably go on Sunday afternoon..For those of you who are interested here is a great article about the exhibition. Hope to see you all there!
“To cover the full range of an artist’s practice in such a tight selection of works, and in the context of a show that is equally generous to the oeuvre of eight other artists, is a sign of incisive curating. In this regard Arabicity is both similar to and entirely different from other recent exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East – similar, in that the show is ultimately just a regional sampler; different, in that it exudes an easy familiarity with the formal and conceptual concerns of the works themselves, and an intuitive sense of how they fit together.” – excerpt from Arabicity signals a bright future for Beirut’s art, by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie for The National.