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7 Dec ’15

Beirut: Mixed Feelings Exhibition | November 28- January 5, 2016

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Inspired by emotions that mix nostalgic joy with unruly chaos, ‘Beirut Mixed Feelings’ Art Exhibition launched on November 28 and remaining till January 5 2016 at L’Heure Bleue, the newly opened art space just steps away from Sursock Museum. Intending to create a gallery of paintings, sculptures, illustrations and photography which unfolds in real-time with every scream or laughter in Beirut, the exquisite art pieces are featured by 18 talented Lebanese artists including Selim Atieh, Alexandra Baduy, Laura Choueiry, Yasmeen Farah, Riad Hanna, Emile Issa, Alexandre Khoury, MOE, Cyril Najjar, Marwan Nahlé, Nayorba, PHAT 2, Mona Sehnaoui, Sharway, Kim Andrea Stockinger, Michele Tadros, TAZ and ZED.

Beirut has been an epicenter of creative ferment for decades and with the rapidly evolving political, environmental and emotional landscape, the artists ferociously churned out work that was populist and subversive, utopian and raw, antic and angry. They adopted an anarchic attitude that violated the gap between high art and mass culture, removed the production and reception of avant-garde art from its isolation within elite circles, and directly addressed social and political concerns.

‘Beirut Mixed Feelings’ artistically portrays what every Lebanese person truly feels. Mixed feelings, lots of questions to which there really are no answers to and a dilemma between love, patriotism and anger.

Beirut Mixed Feelings at L’Heure Bleue:  November 28, 2015 – January 5, 2016:

Address:  Bechara Nammour Street, 108 Sursock Street, Achrafieh, Beirut

Telephone: 01326590; 01217706

Opening Hours: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) Wed: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM


25 Nov ’15

VC Art Presents Works of British Artist David Cottingham in Beirut | December 17-22, 2015


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Beirut is set to witness a unique exploration of the works of a talented British artist, David Cottingham.

“Visions of Dualities” will take place at Villa Paradiso in Gemmayze from the 17 to the 22 of December.

This dynamic exhibition of new work reveals the harmony and duality of vibrant colour and intricate rhythm of lines. From mirror image diptychs to paintings and drawings that intermingle, each piece is a potent reflection that showcases movement, nature, patterns, light, life and mythology. This marks VC Art’s second exhibition that showcases David Cottingham’s fresh style. The first was in London and it amassed significant acclaim. In fact VC Art has been behind many successful shows in Beirut, London and Dubai. VC Art represents promising international emerging artists and gives them the space and support they need to grow, develop and progress. Dedicated to making art enjoyable and accessible for all, this latest show celebrates the power of visuals.


24 Jun ’15

Yazan Paints Sabah on The Streets Of Beirut | Street Art



Yazan Halwani, a graffiti/street artist born & raised in Beirut, Lebanon,  painted a grand mural in Hamra, Beirut as a tribute to the legendary Lebanese singer Sabah who passed away in November 2014. The mural shows the singer smiling, revealing her friendly character and a great welcome to those entering Hamra street.



16 Apr ’12

Architectural Digest Takes A Tour In Beirut, Lebanon

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Architectural Digest, one of the world’s top architecture magazines, visited designer May Daouk in Beirut to feature her home. She was kind enough to take the editor on a lovely tour of Beirut and introduce him to some of Lebanon’s skilled crafts people and designers. With pride, I read the article and went through the beautiful slideshow with photos taken by Simon Watson. In the article, he lists the places he visited and includes contact details for the beautiful shops and galleries. I love how Beirut is portrayed this time as a source for art and creativity.To read the article and have access to the full slideshow visit Architectural Digest.


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