Alternative, Houssam Ballan

22feb(feb 22)07:0019mar(mar 19)07:00Alternative, Houssam Ballan

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Fann À Porter gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of Alternative, a solo exhibition by Houssam Ballan, opening on Wednesday, 22 February at 7 pm.

Houssam Ballan’s Alternative highlights a large body of work that he produced during a year of significant transition, at a time when he left his home in Damascus to resettle in Beirut. In Lebanon, Ballan experienced a distinct symptom of exile, the feelings of detachment and disorientation that colors displacement, as his life was essentially severed from his native Syria. In this new city, a place where waves of mass exodus and influxes of migration have alternated over the last fifty years, Ballan quickly identified the emotional burden that comes with this experience. While these recent artworks are not outwardly autobiographical, as the artist intentionally limits recognizable symbols that reflect aspects of his life, they are deeply in tune with the experiences of Beirut’s diverse communities.

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Time

February 22 (Wednesday) 07:00 - March 19 (Sunday) 07:00(GMT-11:00)

Location

Villa 45 - St. 23b - Al Wasl Rd opposite Box Park - Jumeirah 2, Dubai, U.A.E.

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