Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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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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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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Mona Saudi @ Saleh Barakat

To stones from which we build an ocean of dreams To stones where beginnings and endings abide…  …To stones in which I chisel a path for the soul To stones that I touch, and the vapors of love arise And as I polish them my soul thins out And the gods of mystery talk to […]

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Ziad Antar @ Almine Rech

Ziad Antar’s images of unidentifiable forms appear like abandoned statues in barren locations. His film photographs carry an airy feeling of ambivalence and dominate his Liminal Places and Things exhibition at Almine Rech, which comprises photography and sculpture. The statuesque structures in Antar’s photographs are wrapped in protective coverings. These covers encase sculptures by Aref […]

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Alfred Basbous @ Sophia Contemporary

Just over 30 miles outside of Beirut lies the village of Rachana, which is completely covered in sculpture. Models are scattered everywhere, in front of houses, in public spaces and on the road. The town was the birthplace of Michel (1921-1981), Alfred (1924-2006) and Youssef Basbous (1929-2001), three brothers all of whom were sculptors who […]

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Krikor Momdjian @ Pembroke College, Oxford

Պիտի տեսնես թէ մարդիկ ինչպէս կը շարժին You will see that people move around կը տեղափոխուին, աշխարհն սեպելով իրենց տունը change places, considering the world their home սեփականութիունը բոլորին, մէջն ազատօրէն շրջելու owned by all, freely to move about – excerpt from Վերաձեւում, Transformation by Krikor Momdjian, 2015 A Lebanese-born Armenian who resides in Holland […]

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