”Comeback 2020”, from December 4th until the Phoenix rises again
Rebirth, Renaissance, Revival - concepts that have inspired this upcoming exhibition to celebrate the re-opening of our gallery. Art on 56th, like the recently devastated Beirut this gallery calls home, will rise again.
In light of the tragic August 4th events, Art on 56th will once again open its doors to welcome creativity, passion and above all, healing. Art is a first draft of history and the voice of humanity. It nurtures truth, spirit, and hope, uniting communities, transcending boundaries and spreading powerful energy.
In this collective exhibition commemorating the reconstruction and reopening of our gallery, we would like to assert our determination in reinvigorating the cultural scene and inspiring an all around opportunity for recovery and revival.
Each room will trigger a unique sensory experience: from the harmonious melodies of Bach that accompany the paintings of Mahmoud Hamadani, to the sounds of chirping birds alongside the sculptures of Naim Doumit, Ahmed Al Bahrani, and Semaan Khawam, and the kaleidoscopic visual range of canvases by Edgard Mazigi, Zouhair Dabbagh, Rafik Majzoub, Louna Maalouf, Zeina K. Badran, Dyala Khodary, Tarek Butayhi, Ghaylan Safadi, Wissam Beydoun, Wissam Melhem, Alaa Abou Shaheen, and Sara Chaar. We will also be showcasing some of the art that was damaged from the blast of August 4th, as a reminder that after destruction always comes creation.
This is our Rebirth, and we would like to share it with you.