Author: India Stoughton

Abdel Hamid Baalbaki (1940-2013) | Saleh Barakat Gallery

Beirut Bites | Selections reviews four must-see exhibitions, from a hallucinogenic trip down memory lane to a design haven in Downtown’s first vertical village Born in 1940, multidisciplinary artist Abdel Hamid Baalbaki graduated from the Lebanese University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 1971 and honed his craft during the Lebanese Civil War. Encompassing painting, sculpture, […]

Gabriel and Guillaume

November 16 to December 23 An annual fixture, Nancy Gabriel and Guillaume Excoffier’s Christmas pop-up returns to Beirut with a diverse selection of design pieces, sourced from all over the world. This year, the duo has chosen to set up their immersive display at Beirut Terraces, Downtown Beirut’s first vertical village, designed by Swiss architects […]

AFAC | 10 Years Later – How to Tell When the Rebels Have Won | Beit Beirut

Curated by Rasha Salti, this group exhibition marks 10 years since the founding of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), a grant-making institution that has helped to fund over 1000 projects spanning film, photography, music, visual arts, performing arts, literature and cultural research and training. AFAC’s group exhibition at Beit Beirut includes the […]

Alfred Tarazi | ‘Dear Madness…’

Blurring the lines between history and fiction, and memory and imagination, Alfred Tarazi’s latest solo exhibition explores a reality “lived and forgotten”. Featuring characters, scenes, conversations and events that unfurled in “a Lebanon of the mind”, it interrogates the fallibility of memory and the experience of loss. Born in 1980, Tarazi interrogates Lebanon’s history in […]

Inverting the Orientalist Gaze | Lalla Essaydi

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of the six women interviewed in this issue deals with this in their own way, some choosing to address the gulf between East and […]

In the Library with Laure Ghorayeb

Lebanese artist Laure Ghorayeb shares her poetic thoughts on time, the power of the verb and The Flowers of Evil She is in her mid-80s now, but Laure Ghorayeb’s life is her work — or perhaps her work is her life. “I draw all the time, at all hours of the day,” she says. “When […]

Championing Art for Everyone

Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan F. Al-Hashemi tells Selections about her painting, rooted in Arabic calligraphy, and why a country without art has no past and no future Her Royal Highness Princess Wijdan F. Al-Hashemi has dedicated her life to art. In addition to being a practicing artist, with work in prominent museums and private […]

Transcending History | Nermine Hamman

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of the six women interviewed in this issue deals with this in their own way, some choosing to address the gulf between East and […]

Beyond Photography | Randa Mirza

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of the six women interviewed in this issue deals with this in their own way, some choosing to address the gulf between East and […]

Iran from the Inside Out | Gohar Dashti

Selections talks to six talented female photographers from the Arab world and Iran whose work spans the gulf between East and West, transcending language and culture to tell universal stories Each of the six women interviewed in this issue deals with this in their own way, some choosing to address the gulf between East and […]