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  • Every Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 pm until 07:00 pm, Sep 13 2016 to Dec 30 2016
  • Every Saturday from 02:00 pm until 06:00 pm, Sep 13 2016 to Dec 30 2016
  • Marfa', Beirut, Lebanon
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

Marfa' is pleased to announce Al Rahhalah (The Traveler), Saba Innab’s first exhibition at Marfa', opening on September 13, starting 6pm.

Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) rethinks dwelling and building in temporariness departing from the Palestinian refuge, exile and migration. It is a process of collecting spaces, architectural typologies and know-hows of dwelling in suspension and waiting.

Reclaimed from personal memory and experience, those spaces are then recreated and materialized, becoming a topographic realm between the past and the present; forming an archeological site, or a record inscribed in the architecture of our everyday life.

The 1980’s are reclaimed through a residential building in Kuwait as a point of departure that unfolds into other spaces and other forms of migration and exile. By freezing a visual memory of a space then deconstructing it into angles, materials and shadows, another layer is revealed; regional references, alienation and attempts to unravel the unknown emerge in the context of processes of modernity- modernization in the host countries. This space becomes not only an extension of Palestinian refuge, but also part of the de-territorialization of the working class and migrant workers in the region and around the world.

About the Artist:

Saba Innab is an architect, urban researcher, and artist practicing out of Amman and Beirut. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Her work was recently exhibited at the Marrakech Biennale 6 (2016), Home Works 7 in Beirut (2015), as well as in Lest the two Seas Meet at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2015), and Hiwar at Darat al Funun in Amman (2013–2014). Her solo shows include No- sheep’s Land at Agial Gallery in Beirut (2011) and On-longing at Darat al Funun in Amman (2012).

She has worked as an architect and urban designer with UNRWA on the reconstruction of the Nahr el Bared Camp in the North of Lebanon, a project that was nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2013.

She has participated in Home Workspace Project 2011-2012. Most recently, she has received the visiting research fellowship initiated by Studio-X Amman, Columbia University (2014).

Through painting, mapping, sculpture, and design, her work explores the suspended states between temporality and permanence, and is concerned with variable notions of dwelling, building, and language in architecture.

The exhibition will run until December 30.

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 12 - 7pm
Saturday: 2 - 6pm

For more info:
76 701 970

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