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Annabel Daou at the Beirut Museum of Art
May 24, 2018
About CHOU HAYDA: In November of 2017, people from across Beirut came to the National Museum and gave their voices to a number of objects in the collection. The people spoke to and for and about these objects from the past, and, in doing so, they revealed fragments of the present. They did not attempt to disclose a particular historical narrative. Nor did they attempt to create a fiction. They did not lie and they did not try to tell the truth.
بشهر تشرين الثاني سنة الـ 2017، زار المتحف الوطني عدد كبير من سكان بيروت وحكوا عن التماثيل والقطع الأثريّة الموجودة داخل المتحف. العالم تحدّثوا مع التماثيل وبصوت المجسّمات، وحكوا عن آثار الماضي، وبهالطّريقة، كشفوا عن إشيا من الحاضر. ما حاولوا يكشفوا عن قصّة تاريخيّة حقيقيّة ولا.جرّبوا يخترعوا رواية من نسج الخيال. ما كذّبوا، بس كمان، ما جرّبوا يقولوا الحقيقة.
AN AUDIO GUIDE BY ANNABEL DAOU AND THE PEOPLE OF BEIRUT
WITH THE VOICES OF JULIA KASSAR, GEORGES KHABBAZ, AND THE PEOPLE OF BEIRUT
COMMISSIONED BY BEMA
IN COLLABORATION WITH TEMPORARY . ART . PLATFORM
WITH THE PARTNERSHIP OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE / DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF ANTIQUITIES
AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF BEIRUT
CURATOR: AMANDA ABI KHALIL
Jeff Gibbons in New Art Examiner
New Art Examiner | May 24, 2018 | by Darren Jones
New Art Examier New York editor Darren Jones talks with Jeff Gibbons.
Anthony Sonnenberg at the Art Museum of South East Texas
Mar 17, 2018
ANTHONY SONNENBERG: Still Stage, Set Life
On view at the Art Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, March 17 through June 3, 2018
Jeff Gibbons at the National Academy of Sciences
Feb 16, 2018
Jeff Gibbons will present a lecture at DASER (D.C. Art Science Evening Rendezvous) in Washington D.C. DASER is a monthly discussion forum on art science projects providing a snapshot of the cultural environment of the region and fostering interdisciplinary networking. February's discussion will explore the theme of Ice.
Lance Letscher on the Art Funk Podcast
Art Funk | Feb 14, 2018 | by Rachel Rushing & Ryan Rushing
A thoughtful discussion on the work in Letscher's Conduit exhibition Parallel Universe.
Anthony Sonnenberg at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
Jan 20, 2018
Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay, is the CAFAM‘s first clay biennial and focuses on artistic practices that are currently expanding the conceptual, aesthetic, and sociopolitical potential of the ceramic object. Melting Point presents works from both emerging and established artists that push traditional processes of working with clay and question pre-conceived definitions of the ceramic object. These artists choose to work with clay for its technical, conceptual, and metaphoric possibilities and capitalize on clay’s versatility along with the countless glazes and firing techniques available—often viewing the clay, glaze, or kiln as a collaborator in their process. Works in the exhibition include sculptural objects, site-specific installations, and performative works. Curated by Holly Jerger, CAFAM exhibitions curator, and Andres Payan, CAFAM curator of public engagement. Melting Point will be on view, January 28 through May 16, 2018.
Billy Hassell at the Michelson Museum of Art
Jan 20, 2018
TRACE: The Works of Billy Hassell will be on view at the Michelson Museum of Art from January 25 to April 14, 2018. Using vibrant colors, Mr. Hassell captures viewers' eyes with his images of lively fauna and bold flora and minds by drawing attention to Nature.The title of the show, Trace, is meant to suggest both a path and a mark made, a line drawn and also evidence of what is left behind. Many of his paintings and lithographs invite discussions about beauty as well as environmental and conservation issues.
Vincent Falsetta reviewed in Arts + Culture Magazine
Arts + Culture | Jan 4, 2018 | by Devon Britt Darby
Anthony Sonnenberg at the Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles
Dec 16, 2017
Anthony Sonnenberg will be included in the exhibition, Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay at The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles, CA. Melting Point presents, a group exhibition of 22 artists whose experimental manipulation of clay expands the technical, aesthetic, and metaphoric potential of the ceramic object. Organized around the themes of anti-disciplinary process, object temporality, and sociopolitical interpretations, the exhibition presents sculpture, site-specific installation, time-based work, and performance. Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay launches CAFAM’s new biennial series of large-scale, thematic exhibitions focusing on divergent practices in contemporary ceramics. The exhibition is on view January 28 through May 6, 2018.
Jeff Gibbons in the Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News | Dec 14, 2017 | by Mark Lamster
Dallas Morning News Architecture Critic extraordinaire calls Jeff Gibbons Chances Are, "The year's most archly ridiculous and downright enjoyable work of art? Read into it whatever you wish, or nothing at all — either way it's pure visual delight."