White Wall Beirut
babelmed - 04/09/2012
Organised in collaboration with the Fondation Saradar, White Wall is an exhibition taking place from the 6th September to the 3 November 2012 at the Beirut Art Center (BAC), Jisr El Wati. Building 13 street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh, Beirut.
One of the main objectives is to give new impetus to the Lebanese graffiti scene. Fifteen international artists, from Europe, North America, South America, together with artists from Egypt and Tunisia, with diverse visions and street art practices, have been invited to share their passion and expertise.
Beirut Art Center will host the exhibition, while the show will also be presented in the streets of Beirut, creating a dynamic interaction between the exhibition’s venue and the city. Eighteen Lebanon-based artists- the figureheads of the Lebanese street art and graffiti scene- will participate in the various WHITE WALL activities and outdoor interventions throughout Beirut.
One of the key issues raised by this event is to understand how it is possible to bring an inherently outdoor and accessible art to an indoor space like Beirut Art Center, without betraying the idiosyncrasy of this art. While the first graffiti exhibition was already held in 1976 in New York City, this remains a challenge until today. The title, WHITE WALL, confronts the white walls of the galleries with the streets of the city, a challenging prospect for a street artist.
A roundtable at Beirut Art Center organized by Fondation Saradar will focus on the phenomenon of Lebanese graffiti and its evolution from a message of war to a contemporary artistic expression.
With curators: Charles Vallaud aka Prime, Siska, & Don Karl
And artists: eL Seed, Ammar Abo Bakr, Aya Tarek, Benoit Debbane, Btoy, Inti, L’Atlas, Obetre, Mark Jenkins, Parole, Reso, Tanc, Zepha, Pascal Zoghbi / 29 Arabic Letters / 29LT and others: Abe, Ali, Ashekman, Ben, Dih Dihzahyners, EPS, Fish, Horek, K-Brit, Kimewi , m3alim, Oras, Pac , Phat 2, Sens, Twik, Y2T, Yazan, Zed.
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