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  • Saturday from 06:00 pm until 08:00 pm, Sep 17 2016
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  • Ayyan Gallery Beirut, Beirut Tower, Ground Floor, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

I T ' S A M A D W O R L D
17 September - 5 November 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, 17 September from 6.00 to 8.00 pm
Ayyam Gallery Beirut
AYYAM GALLERY BEIRUT; Beirut Tower, Ground Floor; Zeitoune Street, across from Beirut Marina

Ayyam Gallery Beirut is pleased to invite you to the opening of It’s a Mad World, a solo show of recent work by Shurooq Amin, on Saturday, 17 September at 6.00 PM.

Featuring mixed media paintings that explore a number of sociopolitical issues, the exhibition will travel from Kuwait, where it debuted at Contemporary Art Platform, a leading art space in the Gulf. There, It’s a Mad World was organised in collaboration with Ayyam Gallery under the direction of guest curator Martina Corgnati. Corgnati previously served as the curator of In the Eye of the Thunderstorm: Effervescent Practices from the Arab world and South Asia, an official collateral event of the 2015 Venice Biennale that highlighted a diverse group of established artists, including Amin.

It’s a Mad World references this earlier exhibition while updating the context of Amin’s work, invoking the toll of violent conflicts that have devastated parts of the Arab world. Several paintings in It’s a Mad World depict the worsening conditions of decimated cities while commenting on the social issues that continue to affect entire populations. Read more

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