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Beirut Art Center is proud to present Pathways by Nada Zeineh, the latest exhibition from BAC design.

Pathways is an exhibition by Nada Zeineh presenting twenty years of experimentation with jewelry and small objects. The title of the show refers to the evolution in her practice and the varied trajectories that she has taken, displaying a universe of different techniques all related to her passion for craftsmanship.

The works presented vary from naturalistic figures to geometric forms and from jewelry pieces to art mobile or small objects. It is characterized by the use of basic but noble materials such as clay and porcelain, brass wires and sheets, gold leaf and semi precious stones, bohemian glass and crystal beads.

Underlying these disparate forms and techniques is Nada Zeineh’s attraction to nature, past civilizations, and ethnic jewelry, along with her interest in architecture (her initial profession).

This exhibition shows the different milestones that punctuate Nada Zeineh’s journey, and that leads her to her latest collection “Printemps à Bkerzai”.

NADA ZEINEH
An architect by training, Nada Zeineh has lived and worked in Paris where she specialized in museography. Back in Lebanon, she has undertaken several architectural projects such as the Soap Museum in Saida and the Museum of the American University of Beirut (AUB). In parallel, since 1987, she has designed and created jewelry in various materials such as terracotta gilded with gold leaf or brass wires and sheets woven, twisted, hammered and dipped in gold. In 2004 she opened her showroom and launched her label Nounzein, dedicating herself exclusively to jewelry and to small objects such as mobiles, stabiles, lighting elements and tables. Her work is inspired by the abstract geometric forms inherent to her training as an architect, and by the nature and the civilizations of the Middle East. For her, every piece is a project in itself, a project born from a dream, a souvenir, a “collective memory” that she reinterprets in order to create simple, light, playful and timeless pieces.

Showroom: 16 Sursock Street, Kassir Bldg. 5th Floor. Achrafieh, Beirut.
Tel-Fax: 961 1 448156
email: nadazei@inco.com.lb

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