Ten Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

On view

Ten Stories from the Sursock Museum Collection

7 September, 2018
Collection Galleries, Level 2
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    Seta Manoukian
    The North Wind or Composition
    1982
    Acrylic on canvas
    124 x 175 cm

Opening reception: Thursday 6 September, 18:00 to 21:00.

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 hang of the permanent collection is conceived as a series of ten stories told by a selection of 21 artists, who at times dialogue with each other around a same theme, and at other times disagree or ignore one another. The stories take inspiration from research conducted in the Sursock Museum’s archives. By no means exhaustive, the research proposes a narrative fragmented in time and space, whose ten chapters can be read as open doors to a broader reflection.

An additional section is dedicated to recent acquisitions and donations, which are exhibited in rotation. In June 2018, the substantial collection of the painter Georges Daoud Corm (1896-1971) was deposited at the Sursock Museum, enabling the Museum to expand upon its research on the artist and to make a complete set of his works accessible to the public.

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