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