Commissioner/Curator: Nada Ghandour
Exhibitor: Ayman Baalbaki and Danielle Arbid
The World in the Image of Man, curated by Nada Ghandour, illustrates the perpetual action of the human imagination on the reality of the world through a theme, a city, and two artists who maintain a political and aesthetic dialogue. More than ever, fiction nourishes our daily lives. Beirut, as a world city, is the place where this borderless theme is embodied. Ayman Baalbaki’s monumental installation and Danielle Arbid’s video evolve between a mental image that has become reality due to Baalbaki’s plastic gesture, and a tangible reality that has become pure vision in the eye of Arbid. The artistic dialogue takes place in the polysemic urban character of Beirut, at the heart of the upheavals of the global crisis and the emotional instability of a technologised world, in a scenography designed by Aline Asmar d’Amman.