The City in The City

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The City in The City

9 October, 2015 to 11 January, 2016
Twin Galleries, GF

This group exhibition brings together recent work by artists, designers, and researchers concerned with mapping and exploring contemporary Beirut. Here, the city is at once a product of desire and fantasy, and a lived and embodied space.

In reference to Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino’s 1972 treatise on the layered and elusory nature of the city, the exhibition evokes the myriad overlapping cities that are Beirut, cities we simultaneously negotiate everyday. From action films to urban dérives, from the real to the fantastical, through the works on display we encounter visions of the past, present, and future Beirut, moving from what we imagine to be the actual to what we hope could be the possible.

With works by 98weeks, Vartan Avakian, Roy Dib, Mona Fawaz, Ahmad Gharbieh, Randa Mirza, and Public Works (Nadine Bekdache and Abir Saksouk-Sasso).

This exhibition is accompanied by an extensive public program and film program. For more information, click here.

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