july, 2020

01julallday31Selim Mawad | Once Upon a Time... A Revolution

Selim Mawad


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Galerie Janine Rubeiz invites you to discover Selim Mawad’s work in his first solo exhibition.

Half-man, half-bull, Mawad’s Minotaur is implicated in the social dynamic which leads to universal revolt, as a representation of the collective self. Mawad’s art is a symptom of his activism, a mere manifestation of his unwavering bid for the universal values he has upheld for over two decades.

His Bull rises in Africa and resigns in Beirut. The exhibition treads the metamorphosis of the bull, and in effect becomes a eulogy for many failed revolutions, yet a celebration of the process and the will to revolt. As Lebanon’s revolution comes to its demise, the bull recedes, the human surfaces, slaughtering the calf as a revolution must slaughter the very social norms it is seated in – a crime seen in the bird’s eye view! And the antelope emerges.

Whilst the Thawr –الثور is sacred for some, and Revolt – Intifada is revolution for many, the Thawrat – الثورة is the primordial self of one and of all.

Courtesy of Galerie Janine Rubeiz.


july 1 (Wednesday) - 31 (Friday)



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Laura Fayer, Mountain View, 2018. Acrylic and Japanese paper on canvas, 101.6 × 76.2 cm