In the Trenches
A group exhibition with Rasha Kahil, Hiba Kalache, and Alfred Tarazi
December 20, 2010 - March 26, 2011

Despite the presence of elements of conflict and struggle in Tarazi's work, this exhibition's title does not aim to reflect these elements in the context of war; it is rather a theme, a reflection of the struggles common to the thought and work process of these three Lebanese artists and the works presented here.


 

They struggle with situations and conditions, inner or imposed; Kahil finds ways to deal with the desire to show off one's body and the concurrent need for privacy, Kalache tries to overcome the limitations of her chosen technique, whereas Tarazi, true to his work, deals with the memory of the war, that many of us have either forgotten, ignore or are too young to have known.

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Despite the presence of elements of conflict and struggle in Tarazi's work, this exhibition's title does not aim to reflect these elements in the context of war; it is rather a theme, a reflection of the struggles common to the thought and work process of these three Lebanese artists and the works presented here.


 

They struggle with situations and conditions, inner or imposed; Kahil finds ways to deal with the desire to show off one's body and the concurrent need for privacy, Kalache tries to overcome the limitations of her chosen technique, whereas Tarazi, true to his work, deals with the memory of the war, that many of us have either forgotten, ignore or are too young to have known.