OUROUBA: THE EYE OF LEBANON (2017)
Edited by Rose Issa. Foreword by Georges Corm
'Orouba: The Eye of Lebanon’, reflects the aesthetic, conceptual and socio-political concerns of the Arab world over the past decade.
This exhibition at the Beirut Art Fair 2017 included works from private and institutional collections in Lebanon. It explored themes relating to memory, destruction, reconstruction, conflict and peace – issues affecting the Arab world in the light of 21st-century upheavals. Across diverse media and subject matters, the works reflect the pulse of the region and how artists and collectors with different tastes and visions are challenging the confines of their identity and reshaping the parameters of their cultural traditions. In chaos they discover that which endures.