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  • Wednesday Nov 21 2012 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Thursday Nov 22 2012 until Saturday Nov 24 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Nov 26 2012 until Saturday Dec 01 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 03 2012 until Saturday Dec 08 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 10 2012 until Saturday Dec 15 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 17 2012 until Saturday Dec 22 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 24 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday Dec 26 2012 until Saturday Dec 29 2012 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 31 2012 until Saturday Jan 05 2013 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 07 2013 until Saturday Jan 12 2013 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 14 2013 until Saturday Jan 19 2013 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 21 2013 until Wednesday Jan 23 2013 from 12:00 pm until 08:00 pm
  • Beirut Art Center
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture
  • www.beirutartcenter.org

Beirut Art Center has the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the BAC design exhibition:

Biomechania by Ranya Sarakbi

Opening reception: Wednesday November 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm
For more information please visit our website:

www.beirutartcenter.org
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Biomechania, which in modern Greek means industry, comes from the ancient words for life and machine, thus biomechanics: "the study of the structure and function of biological systems by means of the methods of mechanics.” The objects in this exhibit are crafted in metal. They are inspired from the exploration of the role of mechanics in biological systems, as well as the relationship between the sentient being and the environment.

Biomechania is a continuation of Fauna, a body of work that began with the series Humankind: a selection of wrist pieces inspired by the beginnings of humans as toolmakers, hunters, defenders, and over time their involvement in ritual; it paid homage to the way humanity assured its survival.

The works on display are the result of an exploration of more complex totems and different fauna. Here, focus also shifts to industry, which gave method to the need for progress, and the biomechanics that offered insight to increasing the efficiency of humans' work and improving the quality of life, pushing the limits of what was humanly possible.


Ranya Sarakbi is a self-taught painter and sculptor. Her work, over the years, has resulted in the build-up of different collections of paintings, objects, wearable ornaments, and sculptures. Ranya currently lives and works between Beirut and Milan.

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