The Road to Peace: Paintings in Times of War, 1975-1991

June 17, 2009 - July 14, 2009 11:00 am

abdel hamid baalbaki · jinane bacho · rafic charaf · fouad el khoury · laure ghorayeb · paul guiragossian · farid haddad · imad issa · ghada jamal · hassan jouni · samir khaddage · jean khalifé · seta manoukian · theo mansour · odile mazloum · jamil molaeb ·samia osseiran

the exhibition entitled the road to peace: paintings in times of war, 1975-1991, curated by saleh barakat, hopes to show several artistic experiences directly related to the traumatisms of the lebanese civil war produced by lebanese artists and executed between 1975 and 1991. the body of works, in different media and practices, reflects an art that has been seldom shown in galleries or public spaces because of its violence and despair. it was produced under pain and anger in a form of expiation, cleansing and apology from the hostility, brutality and cruelty of a mad environment. 20 artists will be exhibited to highlight a period of the lebanese art scene that has been kept in the dark for a long time. a catalogue will be published for this occasion.