nadia al issa · ali cherri · laure de selys · bassem mansour& dana aljouder · franziska pierwoss · stéphanie saadé · setareh shahbazi
beirut art center is pleased to present exposure 2011, the third edition of a collective exhibition of works by emerging lebanese artists as well as non-lebanese artists living in lebanon.
initiated in 2009, exposure is an annual exhibition organized in partnership with sgbl group to support up-and-coming artists from lebanon by providing a platform to produce and display work that is not essentially aimed at the market.
each year, the center issues a call for proposals whereby emerging artists are invited to present a new artwork or an artwork that has not been shown in the country. a jury made up of individuals active in the contemporary art scene is invited by beirut art center to select the artists who will participate in the show. this year’s jury was composed of bruce ferguson (curator and academic), sarah rogers (art historian), fadi tufayli (writer and poet) and paola yacoub (artist), along with one voice given to beirut art center’s artistic board.
following this year’s call for proposals, seven works were selected by the jury. the artists selected are from an eclectic mix of places, from a lebanese artist living in china to a german living in lebanon. they present work in a wide range of media, from installation, photography and performance, to video and sound experiments.
a catalogue featuring the work of all participants will be produced and launched at the opening of the show on november 30. the catalogue will serve to document the exhibition and introduce the work of these artists to a wider public.