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  • Every Monday to Friday from 11:00 am until 07:00 pm, May 08 2015 to May 30 2015
  • Art on 56th, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

Art on 56th has the pleasure to invite
you to the exhibition of Edward Shahda
" Icarus "
on Friday May 8th, 2015
starting 7 - 9 pm.
The artist will be present.
Exhibition from May 8th
to May 30, 2015.


Opening hours:
Week days from 11:30am - 7:00 pm
Saturdays from 11:30am till 6:00pm and closed on Sundays

Tel: +961 1 570 331 / 333 +961 70 570 info@arton56th.com arton56th.com


" Icarus "

One day I shall become a bird, and rest my being
from my non-being. The longer my wings will burn,
the closer. I will come to the truth and rise from the
ashes. Those were Mahmoud Darwish's words
from his great poem "Mural." Icarus, who soared
into the sky with his wings of freedom, escaped
the cruelty of Minos the tyrant. While refusing to
fly at a height between the sea and the sun, he
rushed towards the sun of truth, which burned
his wings.

Born in 1952, Edward Shahda is a contemporary
Syrian painter and sculptor. He began his creative
journey in 1968 at the Suheil Ahdab Center in
Hama before joining the Faculty of Fine Arts in
Damascus (1991-1992). He then pursued a
residence at the Anatoli Klankov Atelier in Russia.
As early as 1980, his work has been showcased at
numerous regional and international solo and
group exhibitions, including in Russia, Lebanon,
Egypt, Dubai, Turkey, USA, Canada, France,
Switzerland, England and China. Recent
exhibitions include the Biennale in China in 2005
and 2008, as well as The Institute of The Arab
World exhibition in Paris in 2008.

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