Published to accompany an exhibition by Rose Issa Projects at the Beirut Exhibition Center in Lebanon, ‘Arabicity’ features the work of nine contemporary artists from the Arab world: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Buthayna Ali, Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Hassan Hajjaj, Fathi Hassan, Susan Hefuna, and Raeda Saadeh.
These very different artists explore their cultural heritage and express what they find in unique and varied ways. Through video art, painting, photography and installation, ‘Arabicity’ presents their conceptual and aesthetic concerns, executed with warmth, humour and visual poetry.
Rose Issa Projects and Beyond Art Production in collaboration with Beirut Exhibition Center
Printed by Saqi Books, 2010
64 pages, 34 colour illustrations