Beirut

SENSIBLE EXPRESSION BY ALFRED BASBOUS


October 25 - November 20, 2018

Location: Mark Hachem Gallery - Beirut

Mark Hachem Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of relief and sculpture by artist Alfred Basbous (1924 – 2006). A major pioneer of Modernist sculpture in the Middle East, Basbous drew on the influence of Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși and Henry Moore to create stone and bronze sculptures of often monumental proportions. The exhibition brings together a series of sculptures from the 1960's to the 2000's, which demonstrate Basbous’ exploration of the relationship between form and material. A selection of Basbous’ preparatory drawings which reveal his approach to relief and sculpture are also exhibited. Sculptor Alfred Basbous (1924 - 2006) was born in Rachana, Lebanon. His works express a lifelong exploration of the human form and its abstract properties. Throughout his life, Basbous won many awards including the Prix de l'Orient in Beirut in 1963 and the prize for the Alexandria Biennale in 1974. Upon his death, the President of the Lebanese Republic awarded him the Medal of the Lebanese Order of Merit in Gold. A national stamp of Alfred Basbous and his two brothers Michel and Youssef, also sculptors, was released in 2011 by the Lebanese State as a tribute to their contribution to Lebanese culture. The works of Alfred Basbous are part of the permanent collection of the Alfred Basbous Foundation in Rachana, Lebanon and are featured in many private and public collections, including the Musée Rodin, Paris, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) in Lebanon, among others. His monumental works are present in the public areas of Beirut and many other Lebanese cities.

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Add to Calendar 2018-10-25 10:24:35 2018-11-20 10:24:43 46 SENSIBLE EXPRESSION BY ALFRED BASBOUS Mark Hachem Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of relief and sculpture by artist Alfred Basbous (1924 – 2006). A major pioneer of Modernist sculpture in the Middle East, Basbous drew on the influence of Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși and Henry Moore to create stone and bronze sculptures of often monumental proportions. The exhibition brings together a series of sculptures from the 1960's to the 2000's, which demonstrate Basbous’ exploration of the relationship between form and material. A selection of Basbous’ preparatory drawings which reveal his approach to relief and sculpture are also exhibited. Sculptor Alfred Basbous (1924 - 2006) was born in Rachana, Lebanon. His works express a lifelong exploration of the human form and its abstract properties. Throughout his life, Basbous won many awards including the Prix de l'Orient in Beirut in 1963 and the prize for the Alexandria Biennale in 1974. Upon his death, the President of the Lebanese Republic awarded him the Medal of the Lebanese Order of Merit in Gold. A national stamp of Alfred Basbous and his two brothers Michel and Youssef, also sculptors, was released in 2011 by the Lebanese State as a tribute to their contribution to Lebanese culture. The works of Alfred Basbous are part of the permanent collection of the Alfred Basbous Foundation in Rachana, Lebanon and are featured in many private and public collections, including the Musée Rodin, Paris, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MACAM) in Lebanon, among others. His monumental works are present in the public areas of Beirut and many other Lebanese cities. Mark Hachem Gallery - Beirut Mark Hachem Organizer e-mail true DD/MM/YYYY

Paris

Hamed Abdalla, "Le Caire - Paris"


16 octobre - 30 novembre 2018

Location: 44 rue des Tournelles 75004 & 28 Place des Vosges 75003

A partir du 16 octobre, la galerie Mark Hachem présente une exposition rétrospective de Hamed Abdalla (1917-1985) dans ses deux galeries à Paris. Depuis quelques années, la redécouverte de ce grand maitre égyptien du XXe s’est considérablement accélérée. Ses oeuvres viennent d’intégrer les collections de la TATE et vont entrer prochainement dans d’autres collections publiques internationales prestigieuses. L’exposition "Le Caire - Paris" est conçue comme une rétrospective qui permet de découvrir l’extraordinaire évolution de l’artiste sur 40 années de création. Elle ne comporte que des chefs-d’oeuvre rares et historiques de l’artiste. C’est un des événements majeurs de la semaine de l’art.

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