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Living in the city of Beirut, Sally Khoury paints the many faces of woman on over-sized canvas. After graduating from LAU (Lebanese American University) in Fall 2005 with a BA in Fine Arts, she has exhibited in various, cafes, restaurants, galleries, pubs and clubs in the city, and thus has taken a prominent step onto the art scene. Her work has gained much attention due to her depiction of exaggerated features and her versatile use of explosive colors. Each woman she depicts tells her own story.
you can check her latest work on her website: http://www.sallykpaintings.com/
19 July 2006 - Lambda print mounted on aluminum 30 x 75 cm
22 July2006 - Silver bromide print mounted on aluminum
Born in 1952 in Paris of Lebanese parents. Lives between Paris and Beirut. After taking his degree in architecture in London in 1979, he turned to photography, producing a report on daily life in the Lebanon. He covered the Israeli invasion of Beirut in 1982, with his pictures appearing in Libération among others. He joined the Sygma agency, only to leave it one year later.
From then on he divided his time between Paris and Beirut, publishing in 1984 Beyrouth Aller-Retour, a book on life of a war-torn city. The following year he worked on the Egyptian cinema, while simultaneously undertaking a series of portraits of Arab authors. His work on the urban landscape of Marseille resulted in an exhibition at the Musée de la Vieille Charité two years later and longer term in a sustained interest in photographing cities: Rome, Amman, Djibouti.
In 1989 he joined the Rapho agency and won the Prix Medicis Hors les Murs, before spending several months in Egypt retracing "the steps of Gustave Flaubert and Maxime Du Camp". In 1991, he took part in two collective missions, first on the site of Petra in Jordan, then in downtown Beirut in the aftermath of the war. This work was published in an album Beirut City Centre by Editions du Cyprès in Paris, followed by an exhibition at the Paris Palais de Tokyo in 1993.
Between 1998 and 2000 he worked in Turkey on a long term photographic project. He was then asked to produce a comprehensive portrait of Rome for the Jubilee year, work that resulted in a book published by Adam Biro. Upon his return to Paris, he directed his first film Lettres à Francine, based on his pictures of Turkey. He was asked by the Paris Maison Européenne de la Photo to prepare an exhibition where he showed a new collection of photographic compositions.
Following the war during the summer 2006 in Lebanon, he produced On war and Love, a photographic diary in 33 composite images. He is a co-founder of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation.
Mr. El khoury will be projecting his work in the Lebanese Pavillion part of Venice Biennale.
Mayntz Design is a designstudio for interior-, exterior-, product- and transportation design.Known for its fresh and unique design, Juergen Mayntz got international recognition over the last couple of years.Apart from contract work for well known manufacturers, Mayntz develops own unique pieces of furniture.Due to the huge interest in our designs we are now looking for manufacturers with appropriate production- and distribution capabilities. More Pictures: 1 - 2 - 3
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Ross Lovegrove’s System X, which he designed for Yamagiwa, is a modular lighting system composed of flexible fluorescent X’s that can be linked with other X modules to create a modern and sculptural lighting system for any interior space. Imagine the possibilities, you can link as many or as few X modules you want both horizontally and vertically to cover entire walls, ceilings, even connect the X’s together to form circles of different sizes. Each X module uses two T4 21W fluorescents and can be connected to an optional dimmer to “create zones of different temperatures of light in collective or singular modules.” + System X Modular Fluorescent Lighting More photos 1 - 2
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Mounira Al Solh, "As IF I Don't Fit There", 2006, Video Still Curated by Saleh Barakat and Sandra Dagher
The exhibition "Foreword" gathers five artists, whose work covers a number of artistic practices: personal narratives, acts of bearing witness, collecting testimonies, and cutting through the skin of political turmoil and historical events to hit the bone of intimate expression. The artists commissioned are all, each in their own fashion, questioning the formation and experience of self, individualism, and citizenship in ways that are illuminating well beyond Lebanon’s borders.
Fouad Elkoury, "On War and Love", Photography, 2006 Lamia Joreige, "Je d'Histoires", Interactive Video Installation, 2006 Walid Sadek, "Mourning in the Presence of the Corpse", Installation, 2007 Mounira Al Solh, "As If I Don't Fit There", Video Installation, 2005 Akram Zaatari, "Video in Five Movements", Video, 2006
Dates: June 8 - September 30, 2007 Location: Former Birreria Deher, Giudecca Island, Venice For more information: www.lebanonvenicebiennale.com