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RDV #112: GUIDED TOUR OF ‘CACTI IN A DAYDREAM’, CHAFA GHADDAR
Date: Thursday 29 July 2021 from 5.00pm
Place: Galerie Tanit, hors-les-murs, Starco Center, Bloc C, Unit 117
Registration: (01) 369242 ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Language: Arabic, english and french
The visit is free of charge.
The number of visitors will be limited so booking is required.
Face masks are required.
The tour will be guided by the artist Chafa Ghaddar
Cobalt blue is on my mind.
This desire to paint and spend time with colour is becoming more and more voracious.
When did I need colour that much?
When did I miss feeling that ecstatic?
Painting is magical, tricky and revealing.
Painting with frescoes is even euphoric.
Frescoes are unashamed.
In cacti I bloomed.
A sweet celebration of resilience and daydreaming.
I retained my spine and my waters.
Thick skin and dissolving soul.
I kept fantasizing.
I kept growing
Fresco matures twice. In its first stage, it is a work of construction; surfaces are initiated, visuals are painted, the artist is active and the medium becomes solid.
In its second stage, the work manifests itself through its own degradation; the decay of the skin, the absence of the artist and the resistance of what remains. Through frescoes I explore the manifestation of time on surfaces.
Historical gesture appears in conversation with the present. Traces are evoked or retained, then investigated. Temporalities clash. I explore the paradox of a medium that can be timeless and vulnerable at once. I combine it with other techniques, particularly to process the idea of trace and fragmentation of time and space. I contest its immaculate historicity to suggest new boundaries and territories, relate to the sensuality of its surfaces that encapsulate every gesture and every error. I see it as a living material, constantly subject to growth.
Fresco allows me to pierce an ecosystem of consistencies and paradoxes and make them mine.
Les visites guidées de l’Agenda Culturel sont organisées avec le support de Artscoops