The Sursock Museum is pleased to invite you to the opening of "Through the Crowd: A Selection of Images from The Fouad Debbas Collection."
◼ Opening on Thursday 8 March 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 ◼
On view until 4 June 2018
The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1
This first solo show of Francis Alÿs in Lebanon (and in the region), Knots’n Dust gathers the artist’s early and recent works that explore themes of turbulence: the motions at the core and their outspread effects, ranging from the miniscule to the monumental. The show goes back and forth between the smallest element of unrest and instability to the most exaggerated form of disorder that this small unit can engender; from instability to total chaos, from meteorological phenomena to geopolitical manifestations, from a simple knot in the hair to an ascending spiral.
Working from a position of multiple modernities, multiple imperialisms, and in recognition of the diversity of regional experiences of postcoloniality, this one day conference examines the role of the dressed, and undressed, body in the formation, staging, and interrogation of the modern Middle East. Ranging from the role of the displayed elite body in campaigns for gender and social emancipation in Ottoman imperial cultures through to accounts of dress in the lives of early nationalist women and men, papers also investigate the use of legal frameworks by those who seek to control or resist the movement of women’s and men’s bodies. Combining approaches from cultural, social, and economic history with the history of art,
Under the Patronage of the President of the Council of Ministers His Excellency Mr. Saad Hariri, the Sursock Museum and the Pierre Sadek Foundation are pleased to invite you to the opening of "Pierre Sadek: Picturing History," on Wednesday 7 February 2018, 18:00 to 21:00.