february, 2020

14feballday18aprSERWAN BARAN | A Harsh Beauty

Untitled- Acrylic on canvas 400x500cm. 2019


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Serwan Baran’s recent body of work extends the formal and political preoccupations of Fatherland, the solo exhibition with which he represented Iraq at the Venice Biennale in 2019. In addition to a large series of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, he has produced a work of staggering proportions to complement his equally monumental painting from the pavilion, entitled The Last Meal. In his current exhibition, Baran provides a counternarrative to the artworks he was obligated to produce as a war artist in the Iraqi army. While he was instructed to represent the nation and its leaders as beautiful and triumphant then, he now seeks to show the destruction that is absent is such state-mandated political propaganda.

Courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery


February 14 (Friday) - April 18 (Saturday)


Saleh Barakat Gallery

Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut-Lebanon


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