“The Art of Slow” Pop-Up Show Strikes in Beirut

The Art of Slow pop-up show will be held from June 16th to June 25th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Beirut at Arthaus, Gemmayze. The pop-up show’s eclectic collection will feature more than 60 artworks exhibiting various artistic techniques: painting, sculpting, mixed media, collage, digital, ceramics, and concrete art. The show will also include cultural and artistic activities.
Slow living is a mindset whereby one curates a more meaningful and conscious lifestyle by taking a step back from today’s chaotic life in the tumultuous city of Beirut and embracing a simpler everyday life and a slower pace, savoring every moment.
The pop-up show will present the thematic collection prepared by the 4th selection of artists and artisans around the theme of ‘The Art of Slow’. The Season Four Program groups 12 emergent and confirmed artists and artisans in addition to the show guest: the artist Mona Trad Dabaji, who will be presenting a selection of her art pieces. Additionally, the show will present the late Gulene Torossian Der Boghossian’s undisclosed sculptures which will be revealed next to her daughter’s paintings. A few artists from the sub-initiative Artists of Beirut Boutique will also be participating with signature artistic pieces.
Artists of Beirut initiative was launched by Carole Ayoub and Yara Jahchan in September 2020. It is a socially responsible initiative which aims at growing Lebanon’s creative economy by promoting and developing Lebanese women artists and artisans’ creative talents while supporting the restoration and preservation of Beirut’s cultural heritage.
Season 4 will host many artists and artisans such as Mahassen Ajam, Monique Chebli, Maral Der Boghossian, Myçal El Khouri, Dana Halawani, Mona Hawa, Roberta Khouri, Elise Marajel, Joy Najm, Liane Mathes Rabbath, Sara Saba and Janine Weber-ElMeouchy. The artists of the AOB Boutique sub-initiative who will participate in the Show are Paulette Eid, Karin Hantes, Nevine Mattar, Nicole Mezher and Michèle Zehil.
Program and activities :
-A drawing workshop with the show guest the artist Mona Trad Dabaji on Monday, June 19th from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
-A thematic conversation with the artists around the theme of La Slow Life under Beirut sun moderated by the author, editor and journalist Tania Mehanna on Wednesday, June 21st at 11.00 a.m., which will be transmitted live on social media.
-A relaxation session presented by artist and yoga teacher Monique Chebli on Friday, June 23rd from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Finally, as per the mission of Artists of Beirut, the show will be providing support to restorations in Beirut, with part of this season’s proceeds going to the NGO Beirut Heritage.

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