january, 2019

31janallday26augLaure et Mazen | Correspondance(s)

Laure Ghorayeb and Mazen Kerbaj, Toi et Moi. Double Autoportrait (detail), 2009. China ink on cardboard, 100 x 144 cm. Sharif Sehnaoui collection


Event Details

The Sursock Museum is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Laure et Mazen : Correspondance(s), an exhibition of works by Laure Ghorayeb and Mazen Kerbaj.

The exhibition will open on Thursday 31 January 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00.
It will be on view until 26 August 2019.

Laure Ghorayeb is a poet, artist, and art critic. Mazen Kerbaj is an artist, illustrator, and musician. Together, they form one of the most touching artist duos. Their mediums of choice are technical pens, India ink, and paper. Sheets, sketchbooks, scraps, and rolls: paper in all its forms falls prey to the two accomplices.

Laure, the mother, is now 88 years old and at 44, her son Mazen is exactly half her age. Since 2006, and in parallel to their individual practice, they have developed a four-handed practice and unique style, where the minutiae of Laure’s strokes merge with Mazen’s big-nosed silhouettes. There is no need to recognize who does what in the flurry and entanglement of their drawings and correspondence: one need simply keep up with their frenzy and their limitless ambition.

Courtesy of  Sursock Museum


January 31 (Thursday) - August 26 (Monday)


Sursock Museum

Sursock Museum, Greek Orthodox Archbishopric Street, Ashrafieh 2071 5509, Beirut, Lebanon


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