Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
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Following the unprecedented 2020 lockdown and the tragic Beirut blast of August 4th, Iwan Maktabi, third generation Lebanese carpet gallery, brought the worlds of art, design and architecture together to host the first UnMasked event in Dubai in March 2021. After its ground-breaking success, Iwan Maktabi has chosen to stage a second edition of UnMasked on view at the Iwan Maktabi Lab in warehouse 32 at Alserkal Avenue to showcase the works of nine prominent creatives.

Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view

The exhibition, which opened on the first week of March, highlights the latest from IWAN MAKTABI LAB, an ongoing project involving a range of architects, designers and artists including Rumi Dalle, David/Nicolas, Orient 499, Georges Mohasseb, Roula Salamoun, Nadine Kanso, Tamara Barrage, Thomas Trad and Carlo Massoud, who have collaborated with Iwan Maktabi on limited edition carpets and collectible designs.

Iwan Maktabi has a long-standing history working with influential designers, thus, it is only natural that this collaboration has evolved to exhibit outside of Beirut.

Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view

As the go-to address for rare carpets and textiles, contemporary designs and innovation in craft, Iwan Maktabi has added to the depths of people’s appreciation for carpets in Lebanon and the region. This exhibition allows enthusiasts to physically enjoy beautiful works entirely made by artists based in Lebanon, shining a light on Lebanon and the region’s creative talents.

Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view

Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view
Iwan Maktabi, UnMasked exhibition installation view

The exhibition is ongoing until the 4th of April.

Info is extracted from Iwan Maktabi press release.

 

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