Architecture
L.E.FT´s makes Top Ten list for the Lakov Chernikhov International Prize
L.E.FT´s Architects selected as the Design Vanguard for 2010 by the Architectural Record Magazine
Architecture

Architecture

Beirut finally sees itself in the mirror...

Within its objective to turn the Waterfront District into a major destination, the Beirut Exhibition Center (formally the Exhibition Hall at the Planet Discovery building on Omar Al Daouk Street) inaugurated its new 1,200 sq m exhibition space. The relocation of the Beirut Exhibition Center prompted architects Makram El-Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine from L.E.FT - an architectural firm based in New York - to adapt the building for contemporary exhibitions. The prefabricated structure was reconfigured on the interior, and given a contemporary customized skin of corrugated anodized mirror aluminum. The resulting building is simultaneously

evocative of the infrastructural poche of the building turned inside-out and the developments happening around it. The mirror facades allow the Beirut Exhibition Center to act as a scale reflecting the continuously changing landscape in the waterfront district. The city becomes a work of art, an abstract expressionist painting in motion. Beirut finally sees itself in the mirror. The building becomes contextual, by becoming its context.
A landscape garden and an outdoor cafe are annexed to the Beirut Exhibition Center establishing a new meeting point for art lovers in the capital Beirut.

 
2014
2015
Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition
Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition

Exhibition

Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition
Paul Guiragossian, The Human Condition is the hitherto most comprehensive retrospective for the artist spanning five decades of his oeuvre. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, and marking the 20th anniversary of his passing in 1993, it is a long overdue re-assessment...Learn more...
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Exhibition

Paul Guiragossian: The Human Condition
Paul Guiragossian, The Human Condition is the hitherto most comprehensive retrospective for the artist spanning five decades of his oeuvre. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, and marking the 20th anniversary of his passing in 1993, it is a long overdue re-assessment...Learn more...
Phases
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Phases

Exhibition

Phases
‘Phases’ is an exhibition by Iraqi artist Jaber Alwan. Born in 1948 in Babylon, he graduated from the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad in 1970. In 1972, he completed his education at the Rome Academy of fine Art, and he has been living in Italy since then. He felt he developed and...Learn more...
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Phases

Exhibition

Phases
‘Phases’ is an exhibition by Iraqi artist Jaber Alwan. Born in 1948 in Babylon, he graduated from the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad in 1970. In 1972, he completed his education at the Rome Academy of fine Art, and he has been living in Italy since then. He felt he developed and...Learn more...
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Phases

Exhibition

Phases
‘Phases’ is an exhibition by Iraqi artist Jaber Alwan. Born in 1948 in Babylon, he graduated from the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad in 1970. In 1972, he completed his education at the Rome Academy of fine Art, and he has been living in Italy since then. He felt he developed and...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Phases
‘Phases’ is an exhibition by Iraqi artist Jaber Alwan. Born in 1948 in Babylon, he graduated from the Institute of Fine Art in Baghdad in 1970. In 1972, he completed his education at the Rome Academy of fine Art, and he has been living in Italy since then. He felt he developed and...Learn more...
Biography of a head
Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
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Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
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Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
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Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
Biography of a head
Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
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Biography of a head

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
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Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Biography of a head
Arranged by Mayssa Fattouh. The exhibition contains: videos, paintings, drawings and print.   Sisyphus, Godot, you, me, the man on the street, all in one united cry... "Where is my liberty?!" Never has this question been so pressing as it is now amidst the turmoil that is...Learn more...
Hussein Madi: A boundless life
Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
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Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
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Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
week 3
Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
Hussein Madi: A boundless life
Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
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Hussein Madi: A boundless life

Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
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Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
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Exhibition

Hussein Madi: A boundless life
"Alternately curved or angular, the Madi line unmistakably echoes the rhythmic and abstract spirit of Islamic art. The images are not by any means abstract, but their strength derives essentially from a structural foundation shaped by abstract considerations rooted in universal concepts. Madi...Learn more...
Bridge to Palestine
Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
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Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
week 2
Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
week 3
Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
Bridge to Palestine
Bridge to Palestine

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
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Imagination Unchained

Exhibition

Imagination Unchained
Curated by Art Factum Gallery The discovery of photography has been a dazzling moment of revelation in my life. Here I have finally found a way to channel the wellspring of ideas, sensations and emotions that envelop and engulf me with their inescapable force and presence and thereon transform them...Learn more...
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Imagination Unchained

Exhibition

Imagination Unchained
Curated by Art Factum Gallery The discovery of photography has been a dazzling moment of revelation in my life. Here I have finally found a way to channel the wellspring of ideas, sensations and emotions that envelop and engulf me with their inescapable force and presence and thereon transform them...Learn more...
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Imagination Unchained

Exhibition

Imagination Unchained
Curated by Art Factum Gallery The discovery of photography has been a dazzling moment of revelation in my life. Here I have finally found a way to channel the wellspring of ideas, sensations and emotions that envelop and engulf me with their inescapable force and presence and thereon transform them...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Bridge to Palestine
“What was once yours is now against you.” Mahmoud Darwish Bridge to Palestine links the past to the future, when the present remains uncertain. The show is a cultural dialogue between generations of artists and geographical locations: the East and West, Ramallah, Gaza and Jerusalem. A...Learn more...
Imagination Unchained
Imagination Unchained

Exhibition

Imagination Unchained
Curated by Art Factum Gallery The discovery of photography has been a dazzling moment of revelation in my life. Here I have finally found a way to channel the wellspring of ideas, sensations and emotions that envelop and engulf me with their inescapable force and presence and thereon transform them...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous

Exhibition

Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous

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Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Imagination Unchained
Curated by Art Factum Gallery The discovery of photography has been a dazzling moment of revelation in my life. Here I have finally found a way to channel the wellspring of ideas, sensations and emotions that envelop and engulf me with their inescapable force and presence and thereon transform them...Learn more...
Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous

Exhibition

Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous

Exhibition

Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous

Exhibition

Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous

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Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
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Michel Basbous
Michel Basbous was born in Rachana, Lebanon, in 1921. He studied at Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) from 1945 to 1949 then earned a scholarship from the Lebanese Government and pursued his apprenticeship at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), in Paris...Learn more...
Michelangelo Pistoletto
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Michelangelo Pistoletto

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Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
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Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 4

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Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
Michelangelo Pistoletto
Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 1
Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 2
Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 3
Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
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Michelangelo Pistoletto
Michelangelo Pistoletto

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Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
week 1
Michelangelo Pistoletto

Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
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Exhibition

Michelangelo Pistoletto
A hardworker and aninquisitive and politically implicated man, Michelangelo Pistoletto has developed a practice with an interest towards the fundamental rather the aestetic . He was a protagonist of Arte Povera bringing art into an active relation with the diverse sphere of society. Now iconic, his...Learn more...
Samia Halaby
Samia Halaby

Exhibition

Samia Halaby
The Beirut Exhibition Center and Ayyam Gallery are pleased to present Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, the first major retrospective to be organized for the renowned artist.  Curated by art historian Maymanah Farhat, this comprehensive survey includes over 50 works...Learn more...
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Samia Halaby

Exhibition

Samia Halaby
The Beirut Exhibition Center and Ayyam Gallery are pleased to present Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, the first major retrospective to be organized for the renowned artist.  Curated by art historian Maymanah Farhat, this comprehensive survey includes over 50 works...Learn more...
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Samia Halaby

Exhibition

Samia Halaby
The Beirut Exhibition Center and Ayyam Gallery are pleased to present Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, the first major retrospective to be organized for the renowned artist.  Curated by art historian Maymanah Farhat, this comprehensive survey includes over 50 works...Learn more...
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Samia Halaby

Exhibition

Samia Halaby
The Beirut Exhibition Center and Ayyam Gallery are pleased to present Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, the first major retrospective to be organized for the renowned artist.  Curated by art historian Maymanah Farhat, this comprehensive survey includes over 50 works...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Samia Halaby
The Beirut Exhibition Center and Ayyam Gallery are pleased to present Samia Halaby: Five Decades of Painting and Innovation, the first major retrospective to be organized for the renowned artist.  Curated by art historian Maymanah Farhat, this comprehensive survey includes over 50 works...Learn more...
Open Rhapsody
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
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Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
week 2
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
week 3
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
week 4

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
Open Rhapsody
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
week 1
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
week 2
Open Rhapsody

Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
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Exhibition

Open Rhapsody
This exhibition imagined and created by the seasoned Lebanese photography collector Tarek Nahas, was fueled by his desire to share his passion for the art of photography – and his love of collecting it – with a wider public. Many of his fellow Lebanese private collectors accepted his...Learn more...
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