may, 2018

11mayallday30junHIBA KALACHE | Lemonade Everything Was So InfiniteSaleh Barakat Gallery


Event Details

Saleh Barakat Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Hiba Kalache, Lemonade Everything Was So Infinite, curated by Natasha Gasparian. Hiba Kalache presents works on paper, paintings, a connective body of sculptures, and an installation. She draws in her painting and she writes with her brush. Her gestures are vigorous yet intricate, scribbly à la Twombly. Her practice is one of écriture. To use Roland Barthes’ now-old French neologism, her painting is scriptible: its hermeneutic, symbolic, historic, and semic codes open up to an indeterminacy in the reading of both her work and its own textual references. Grand in scale, layered and ambiguous, it does not reaffirm what is mythologized. There is no singular unity in its composition, no universe that is total or whole. Kalache’s work demands a reception that is both distant and intimate, and in return, it promises jouissance akin, and yet antithetical to divine rapture.


May 11 (Friday) - June 30 (Saturday)


Saleh Barakat Gallery

Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut-Lebanon

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