NNA - As part of the 59th International Art Exhbition – La Biennale di Venezia, the Lebanese Pavilion, located in the main hall of the Arsenal, sheds light on Lebanese contemporary creation and promotes the country through its art and culture.
During the inauguration of the Lebanese Pavilion in Venice, Pavilion’s curator Nada Ghandour was surrounded by the two artists: filmmaker and video maker Danielle Arbid and visual artist Ayman Baalbaki, the Pavilion’s scenographer architect and founder of Culture in ArchitectureAline Asmar d’Amman, many Lebanese and friends of Lebanon and representatives of partner institutions. The ambassador of Lebanon to Italy H.E. Mrs. Mira Daher came from Rome to attend the inauguration and support the Pavilion.
Placed under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and organized by the Lebanese Visual Art Association (LVAA), the Lebanese Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2022, invites you on a symbolic journey into our contemporary world through the theme The World in the Image of Man, a city, Beirut and two artists: Danielle Arbid and Ayman Baalbaki, who maintain a political and aesthetic dialogue through two creations that are so far and yet so close. The works are distinct from one another, each with its own economy, subject, history and codes. Nonetheless, face to face within the pavilion and linked by a theme that has no borders, their works respond to one another, putting into space the perpetual action of the human imagination on the reality of the world.
During her speech, Nada Ghandour said: “I am deeply honored to be the curator of the Lebanese Pavilion this year. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, which I thank for its trust, I am committed to showcase the excellence of the Lebanese artistic scene. The presence of the Lebanese Pavilion at the Arsenal is a moment of immense pride and no mean feat given the particular challenges our country faces at the present time. With this participation, we would like to send a strong message to artists in Lebanon to encourage and motivate them, show them that there is support for them, and also promote Lebanon’s contemporary art scene, an important sector for the country.”