september, 2019

19sepallday27decPaola Yacoub | Radical Grounds

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Radical Grounds brings together a group of photographs of the ground taken between 1990 and 2012 in the region that stretches from Lebanon to Kurdistan. They represent grounds, heaps of pebbles, white and black stones, sometimes flat and sometimes sloping, at other times uneven and broken. Most are indeterminate aediculae that are sometimes hardly distinguishable from any other accident on the ground. But they also present a game with the perspective from which the photograph was taken. The angle of the lens directed towards the ground varies, delimited by both the overhanging frame of the photograph and the landscape. We can deduce the distance from which the photograph was taken, and the stability or instability of the shot. Thus, the soil intervenes as the view and aim of the action, and as its ground.

Courtesy of Marfa’ Projects.

Time

September 19 (Thursday) - December 27 (Friday)

Location

Marfa' Projects

Marfa’ P.O. Box 11-4496 Beirut, Lebanon

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Sarah Almehairi, Contained Gesture, 2019. Acrylic, paper, gel transfer and graphite on collected clay pots, Eight parts, 16.5 x 16.5 x 7 cm each
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