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  • Every Monday to Friday from 11:00 am until 07:00 pm, May 13 2014 to Jun 14 2014
  • Every Saturday from 11:00 am until 03:00 pm, May 13 2014 to Jun 14 2014
  • Galerie Tanit, Mar Mikhael, Beirut
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

A collective exhibition by nine artists

Youssef Abdelke | John Armleder | Nadim Asfar
Michael Biberstein | John Chamberlain | Gilbert Hage
Jean Marc Nahas | Serge Najjar | Fadi Yazigi

The exhibition will be on view till June 14, 2014

The colour black first appeared in neolithic cave paintings. The use of black has not been consistent throughout art, history and fashion. Black has always had a great place in the ongoing debate between form and color, between drawing and painting. Black can symbolize something dark, and mostly “bad”, such as melancholy, mourning, death, evil, magic, fascism or can be the color associated with elegance, simplicity, formality, dignity and social rebellion.

Black was not popular with a number of artists. "Black is not a color" said Leonardo da Vinci. "Nothing is black, nothing is gray" wrote Gauguin.
Then again the color black was greatly appreciated by Edouard Manet, Renoir and Malevich and these artists - whether using it to “paint light” or abstraction - contributed to the color's notoriety.
Black persisted. Photography helped: For a century, black and white images have depicted the world in a realistic way.
Today we celebrate this color. The exhibition “Nine Shades of Black“ creates a conversation between a group of international artists and artists from the Middle Eastern region. Through the exploration of their work “Nine Shades of Black“ showcases the beauty of BLACK.

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