Eight Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection
Etel AdnanLeporello with written poems by Issa Makhlouf, drawings2001Accordion-folded booklet17.8 x 194 cmSursock Museum collection. Gifted by the artist, 2016.
The Sursock Museum’s permanent collection consists of works acquired by or donated to the museum since it first opened in 1961. The collection is mainly composed of paintings, graphic works, sculptures, and other three-dimensional objects.
This new hang of the permanent collection takes the form of eight stories told by 23 artists. They, at times, are in dialogue around a specific theme, or else reject and disregard one another. The stories are inspired from research in the Sursock Museum’s archives. This by no means exhaustive research evokes a history fragmented in time and space, comprised of eight chapters which open up to a broader reflection. An additional section is dedicated to recent acquisitions and donations, to be exhibited in rotation.