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  • Wednesday Jan 09 2013 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Thursday Jan 10 2013 until Saturday Jan 26 2013 from 03:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Monday Jan 28 2013 until Wednesday Jan 30 2013 from 03:00 pm until 07:00 pm
  • Galerie Janine Rubeiz. Beirut, Lebanon 1st Avenue, Charles de Gaulle Majdalani Building (Bank Audi) Raoucheh
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

Galerie Janine Rubeiz has the pleasure to invite you to the opening reception of the exhibition

On Fleeting Grounds

A collective photography exhibition with artists:

Rima Maroun
Elsie Haddad
Lara Tabet
Chafa Ghaddar
Chaghig Arzoumanian

On Wednesday January 9 starting 6 pm

Exhibition 9-30 January 2013

“On Fleeting Grounds” echoes the reality of a city in flux.

Confronted by a massive wave of demolition and construction projects, Beirut currently bears witness to ongoing drastic transformation. At a very rapid pace, a major part of the architectural heritage of the city has been annihilated and substituted by imposing new buildings.

As urbanites we feel incapable of properly assimilating such turbulent dynamics. It totally escapes us. Are we losing our landmarks?

Faced with this, a feeling of impotence took hold, driving us to engage the subject visually. A spontaneous urge to collaborate with one another sprang. Thereof, our joint venture and project was conceived.

As the project came about, one constant has been, the attempt to reconstitute the traces of what is lost, and to palpate the marks of what may soon be no more.

Spaces seemed to be suspended, fleeing towards oblivion. And the bodies within seemed disfigured, doomed to wandering.

How do we resurrect our landmarks again when they have simply disappeared?

It seems the only way we can reconcile with this city is by imagining it.

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