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Ayman Baalbaki in his studio, photo by Yara Boustany

BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE : FROM PLAY TO SLAY (PART II)

Ayman Baalbaki reflects on friends, family and influences in an exclusive interview with selections Marwan Kassab Bachi When we were at university, the gallerist Amal Traboulsi put on a show for Marwan Kassab Bachi in Beirut. I saw the exhibition…

Wall Installation composed of family pictures and memorabilia created onthe Baalbaki’s wall during confinement

BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE : FROM PLAY TO SLAY

Ayman Baalbaki reflects on friends, family and influences in an exclusive interview with selections Brotherhood My brother and I were both born in February with only one year’s difference between us, whereas we have a younger and older sister. Although…

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OUSSAMA GHANAM IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Oussama Ghanam  In 2003, during our student years, Ayman and I watched a restored version of Tarkovsky’s “Nostalghia” at the Pompidou Centre. It was the first time I had seen the movie in a real theatre. The first time…

Portrait of Ayman Baalbaki and his brother Said Baalbaki

SAID BAALBAKI IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Said Baalbaki In our culture, the notion of brotherhood is related to stories of Cain and Abel, with one brother killing the other, but this has no relation to the brotherhood that Ayman and I share. Ayman was there…

Portrait of Ayman Baalbaki by Serwan Baran.

SERWAN BARAN IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Serwan Baran My first meeting with Ayman was in summer 2001 in the Atelier in Amman with the creative Marwan Kassab-Bachi/ Darat al Funun-Jordan. I met Ayman, the young man from Beirut, a head full of hair, civil war…

Ayman Baalbaki, Seeking The Heights, 2010. Acrylic on fabric laid on canvas, copper light box, 200 x 210cm.

NAYLA TAMRAZ IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Nayla Tamraz I have known Ayman for several years. It was 2004 or 2005 when we met. He had just exhibited this incredible car, topped with mattresses and backpacks, at the Beirut Theatre, revealing his playful side: Ayman likes…

‘Žižek in Leb’ painted on rolling steel door. Photo by Ayman Baalbaki

STEPHANE SISCO IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Stephane Sisco Brothers in arms. That is what we are with Ayman Baalbaki. Because we know that the real battles, the ones against our own selves, are not fought during but rather after the war. So, we impose obligations…

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