On January 16, 2019, Mina Image Centre will be launching its first exhibition “Untroubled” curated by Matthieu Humery and dedicated to one of the major photographers in the 20th century, Irving Penn, whose work will show for the first time in the Arab World. The exhibition will run till April 28, 2019. Recognized as one […]
"Underbelly" Lara Tabethttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/underbelly-lara-tabet/Galerie Janine RubeizGalerie Janine Rubeiz, Raouche, Beyrouth, Beirut, Lebanon
Untroubled Irving PENNhttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/untroubled-irving-penn/Mina Image CentreMina Image Centre, Stone Gardens Building, Darwich Haddad st, Port District, Beirut, Lebanon
On January 16, 2019, Mina Image Centre will be launching its first exhibition “Untroubled” curated by Matthieu Humery and dedicated to one of the major photographers in the 20th century, Irving Penn, whose work will show for the first time in the Arab World. The exhibition will run till April 28, 2019.
Read more about Irving Penn: “Untroubled” A tribute to Irving Penn
"A Palm Tree Bows to the Moon" Ayla Hibri Exhibition & Book Launchhttps://bcplebanon.org/blog/event/a-palm-tree-bows-to-the-moon-ayla-hibri-exhibition-book-launch/Abroyan FactoryAbroyan Factory, Burj Hammoud
The Beirut Art Residency and Kaph Books are pleased to present Ayla Hibri’s solo exhibition and book launch “A Palm Tree Bows to the Moon.”
The exhibition juxtaposes photographs capturing archetypes, events, and motifs that serve to inform the spirit as it journeys through different life stages in search of inner wholeness.
Hibri shows us that by tuning in to the universe’s interventions, patterns and synchronicities, and perceiving them as carriers of symbolic markers, we can be alerted to the mysterious which hides in plain sight, such that order can emerge from the chaos of being.
These phenomena have meanings which can stretch from the mundane to the cosmic, by virtue of the beholder’s imagination.
This photographic series proposes a way of looking that acknowledges and unveils the intertwining of the visible and the invisible, of the conscious and unconscious in relation to the self and the environment it dwells in.
Ayla Hibri (b. in 1987 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a visual artist with a BA from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) followed by a degree in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). For the last decade Hibri has been in constant travel, shifting environments to maintain a continuum of displacement and discovery. Through the act of walking, exploring, and active observation, she has collected an expansive archive of visual data on the psychogeography of places and aspects of the human condition.
Hibri has exhibited widely in several galleries, institutions and festivals including Jaou Tunis, Tunisia (2018); 87 Artistes Pour Le Peuple Kurde Paris, France (2016); Red studios, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2015); ISTANBUL’74 gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2013); Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (2013), Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2011) and more.
Hibri’s photographic series have been featured in different publications worldwide including The Guardian, The Wire, Brownbook Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Kaleidoscope and more.
A Palm Tree Bows To The Moon (published by Kaph Books) is her second book after The Real Prince (published by OODEE).
BEIRUT ART RESIDENCY
Founded in 2015, the Beirut Art Residency is a non-profit association that is committed to creating opportunities for international and local artists through residencies, local exhibitions and public interventions.
Founded in Beirut, Lebanon in 2015, Kaph Books is a publishing house specialized in fine arts and photography from the Middle-East. Each book is a unique creation, produced in close collaboration with artists, writers and curators.