30 Years of Colors
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November 30 – December 30, 2023
To conclude the 30th anniversary of Galerie Janine Rubeiz, in spite of the difficult regional and local circumstances, we invite you to the opening of “30 Years of Colors”, on Thursday, November 30, 2023, from 4 to 8pm. In light of the horrific developments that have struck the people of Palestine and our people in the South of Lebanon, we cannot but persevere in our endeavors to defend our art and culture, and continue to represent the artists who have accompanied us and worked with us over the years.
“30 Years of Colors” is an ode to loyalty and community, to a three-decade journey with our artists, friends, and collectors, who have been with us since 1993, or who have joined us along the way. We are grateful for the longstanding relations we have forged, and we take this opportunity not only to look back and reflect, but to also look forward to supporting more emerging talents, as well as maintaining our growing collective.
During this past year, also as part of the 30-year festivities, we launched “Encounters 2023”, an open call followed by a group exhibition, strictly showcasing emerging talents, and facilitating a dialogue between them and the heritage which the older generation of artists has created and exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz. We have been keen on documenting the socio-political changes and how they are reflected through the different practices of artists, since 1993.
Thirty years later, for this special occasion, Nadine Begdache, owner and director of Galerie Janine Rubeiz, with an unwavering vision to keep the gallery an open space for free expression, asked each of our artists to create one artwork inspired by this milestone: What do 30 years mean in one's lifetime, in an artist’s lifetime, in History? What is their vision for the next 30 years? How does one evolve on a personal level over 30 years? How have the past 30 years been in our geo-political context? our very specific location in Ras Beirut…?
We invite you to discover the resulting exhibition, a mosaic of reflections around this anniversary, from our artists, each from their specific lens, with artworks by:
Yvette Achkar, Ara Azad, Dalia Baassiri, Rached Bohsali, Elie Bourgély, Joseph Chahfé, Petram Chalach, Dinah Diwan, Bassam Geitani, Ahmad Ghaddar (Renoz), Mansour el Habre, Joseph Harb, Leila Jabre Jureidini, Zeina Kamareddine Badran, Christine Kettaneh, Charles Khoury, Sami AlKour, Rima Maroun, Jamil Molaeb, Zad Moultaka, Greta Naufal, Mohamad El Rawas, Aida Salloum, François Sargologo, Hanibal Srouji, Adlita Stephan, Fayçal Sultan, Lara Tabet, Alfred Tarazi, Alain Vassoyan, Jean-Pierre Watchi, and Ghada Zoghbi.