Jean Boghossian @ L’Orient Le Jour Building, Beirut Souks

Fire. One of the four elements. The one that has the power to scorch, destroy and ruin. To look at, it is spellbinding, a red-yellow-orange flame that transfixes as it burns. But through destruction fire also brings light and the opportunity for renewal. In Building with Fire Jean Boghossian uses fire as an artistic medium, creating […]

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Hassan Musa @ Gallery of African Art

“The global market rationality pushed contemporary societies to a position where few people, (those who make what we eat, what we see, what we hear, what we read, etc.) control the destiny of the whole world. Thus, conspiracy theories are not just the sign of mutual mistrust between members of the contemporary society. They are […]

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Basir Mahmood @ Letitia

‘I am interested in exploring my position as an artist by adopting multiple roles including an author who writes narratives, an initiator who sets in motion collisions of people and improvised scenarios to create original stories.’ – Basir Mahmood Hung along the walls of Letitia in Beirut are a series of large photographs that mostly […]

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Marela Zacarias @ Sapar Contemporary

Dozens of sculptures that resemble vibrantly coloured crumpled pieces of paper hang from the walls of a New York gallery. It is as though someone has taken a giant abstract painting and then scrunched it into a ball, giving it a whole new form, transforming it from two to three-dimensional. In A Street of Many […]

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Lateral Futures @ Other – Space

Have you ever felt surprised by the way the present unfolds? Have you ever thought that the present before you now (a future of another time) is unrecognisable? Or at the every least improbable? The chances are that you have, and it would seem that if you have, you’re not alone. – Curatorial Text, Lateral Futures In […]

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A Strong Desire @ PS120

I want to tell you the things I have desired, but I am trying to navigate through a reality where desires are constructed for us to grasp on to… – Curatorial text, A Strong Desire In the aim of challenging toxic masculinity and hetero-normativity, A Strong Desire at PS120 explores body politics and the commodification […]

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Akram Zaatari @ New Art Exchange

Have we forgotten? Don’t we remember how it used to be, you and I? When we laughed, louder and louder Our innocent heartbeat, Our memories, our moments together Was it all an illusion? On the ground-floor gallery of the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, a four-channel film is projected in the round like a psychedelic […]

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