29 January - 13 February 2016
Beirut has always been a cradle of culture and history in the Middle East. Fervently creative even through unrest in the region, its inherent contradictions seem to be the impetus for continuous artistic expression.
The artworks in 'Arabesque' include
those created, inspired or influenced by Arabic touches. By showcasing these artworks, we hope to shed light on the traditions and techniques of Arabia illuminated by both local and global artists. In a way, Arabesque is our love letter to the historical beauty of Arab culture – to the foundation for the transference of calligraphy into paintings on canvas; to studies of pomegranates and horsemen; to blurred and fragmented photographs expressing the unspoken pain of an identity forced onto, or stripped from, its makers.
Featuring the works of Khalid Al Hamad, André Brasilier, Salar Ahmadian, Ali Ajali, Francesco Coleman, Reza Derakshani, Timur D'Vatz, Ali Esmaeilipour, Golnaz Fathi, Mohammad Khodashenas, David Mach, Mehdi Nabavi's Art works, @Ahmet Nejat, Zakaria Ramhani, Baseem Rayyes, Parvis Roozbeh, Shiva Hiresh, Mohammad Yaghoubian, Bahman Zahedi and Laurence Jenkell.