caline aoun · george awde · chafa ghaddar · mohamad hafeda · kinda hassan · joumana anjali itani · ilaria lupo · hayat najm · graziella rizkallah toufic
beirut art center is pleased to present exposure 2012, the fourth edition of an annual collective exhibition of works by up-and-coming artists.
since its initiation in 2009, exposure has been supporting the work of promising artists in and from lebanon. each year, the center issues a call for proposals inviting emerging artists to create a new work or present one that has not been shown in the country.
in order to encourage different perspectives, each year we invite a new jury made up of four people, coming from a range of disciplines, active in the field of contemporary art, to review the applications. this year the jury was composed of amanda abi khalil (curator), gilbert hage (artist), jananne al-ani (artist), and khalil rabah (artist) with one additional vote granted to the board of beirut art center. nine artists were selected based on their promising proposals.
an eclectic range of media characterizes exposure 2012. exhibited at the venue will be works involving photography, video, and painting, as well as fresco, installation, drawing, and performance. some of the themes focus on matter and memory, political instability and social unrest, migrant workers and human rights.
an exhibition catalogue featuring the works of all participants will be produced and launched on November 14 during the opening night. the catalogue is an integral part of the exhibition; published before its opening, and even before some of the works have been completed, it offers artists the chance to document aspects of their projects around and beyond the work itself.