Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Collecting Art in Lebanon

@ AUB Art Gallery

Sidani Street, Hamra
Riad El Solh

Beirut, Lebanon

The American University of Beirut Art Gallery presents
the exhibition Profiles: Collecting Art in Lebanon. The exhibition examines practices of art collecting and art patronage in contemporary Lebanon. On display are ten video interviews conducted with private art collectors and inheritors of collections, including Saleh Barakat, Anachar Basbous, Georges Corm, Raymond Audi, Abraham Karabajakian, Ramzi Saidi and Afaf Osseiran Saidi and Tony Salamé. The art critic and publisher Cesar Nammour offers a historical perspective on the practice of art collecting, while Zeina Arida of the Arab Image Foundation speaks about collecting as an artistic strategy. Dima Raad, of the Ministry of Culture of Lebanon, shares her views on the state's art collection practices. On the lower floor of the gallery, the house of a Lebanese art collector - inspired by the home of the collector Samir Saleeby - has been reconstructed. 
LINK AUB Art Gallery

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