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SHATTERED FACES at Galerie Janine Rubeiz

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Posted August 29, 2013 by artBahrain in artDestination

Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Beirut, Lebanon
4 – 21 September 2013

Ahmed Kleige, 2013. 150 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas

Ahmed Kleige, 2013. 150 x 150 cm, acrylic on canvas

The events that are shaking the Arab world are haunting the imagination of artists. Seen or experienced, these events cause fear, indignation, disgust, or excitement and lead the artists to express their feelings. It is at the height of this unrest that the work of two artists, a Syrian and a Lebanese, gather to offer their views on their region. It is a silent dialogue on the State of the world and the anxiety it generates. The two artists express in their own way, a reality they have seen or experienced.
Ahmed Kleige focuses on the people affected by the conflict; men and women who are unaware of the negotiations and political issues surrounding these conflicts of which they are victims. They have asked nothing; they are the forgotten of the conflict, the unnamed faces shown on the screens. The work of Kleige is a cry against injustice and oppression.
Sandra Issa works on the news by filtering the media information. She appropriates images conveyed by newspapers and reinterprets the stories through a personal angle, where the emphasis is given to the human being and his situation in the world, beyond anecdotal evidence.

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