Beirut. The Eras of design exhibition view. Photo credit Caroline Dethier
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A city at the crossroads of the East and the West, Beirut has been experiencing an excitement in all artistic fields since the early 2000s. Design is no exception to this dynamic and is even one of its most important indicators.

The exhibition Beirut. The Eras of design attempts to analyse this specific situation which simultaneously combines economic and architectural reconstruction, social awareness and international development. Design alone symbolises this desire to take hold of its destiny and its image by proposing objects and forms that are aware of multiple heritages but also deeply rooted in a complex reality.

Beirut. The Eras of design, exhibition view. Photo credit Caroline Dethier
Beirut. The Eras of design, exhibition view. Photo credit Caroline Dethier

In order to grasp the dynamic lines that have allowed design to develop in Lebanon, the exhibition Beirut. The Eras of design is structured in three parts. The first one on the beginnings of the discipline in Lebanon between the 1950s and 1970s, the second one on the years 2000 to today and finally, a third one dedicated to the Minjara project and its philosophy.

Beirut. The Eras of design, exhibition view. Photo credit Caroline Dethier
Beirut. The Eras of design, exhibition view. Photo credit Caroline Dethier

The exhibition Beirut. The Eras of design, the first of its kind, is complemented by the first publication, which also looks at the different aspects of this emerging trend. The exhibition is curated by Belgium curator, Marco Costantini (Mudac), who focused on design as a key driver of Lebanon’s development and asked Ghaith&Jad to create a scenography around three main parts. In collaboration with the mudac.

Curator

Marco Costantini, mudac

Scenographer

Ghaith&Jad

Designers:

Karen Chekerdjian Studio
Marc Dibeh
Marc Baroud
Carlo Massoud
Georges Mohasseb
200grs – Rana Haddadand Pascal Hachem
Carla Baz
Spok Design
Nada Debs
Wyssem Nochi
Anastasia Nysten
Sayar & Garibeh
Thomas Trad
Richard Yasmine
Mary-Lynn and Carlo
Studio Manda
Minjara
Hala Moubarak


The info is courtesy of Centre for innovation and design at Grand-Hornu

The exhibition is on view until the 14th of August, 2022.

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