Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lebanese Fashion Guru Elie Saab On a Stamp

In the latest LibanPost series of honorary stamps, a special stamp was issued in honor of Lebanese international fashion designer Elie Saab, under the name of “Elie Saab – Le Timbre.” The launching event was held at Beit Beirut in Sodeco area, in the presence of a number of Lebanese dignitaries, including Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and was inaugurated by Mazen Hayek (Spokesman for MBC Media Group), who underlined Saab’s journey and achievements at the local and international levels. The walls of Beit Beirut were covered with giant photos of Saab’s designs of wedding and celebrity dresses, worn by prominent international figures, especially those of famous Hollywood stars on the red carpet at the Oscars and other international festivals. Following a ceremony, during which Hariri awarded Saab an honorary shield, the curtain was lifted on the postage stamp bearing an image of Elie Saab, which...

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018: A Closer Encounter with Art

Witness large-scale sculptures and installations that focus on inviting the audience to make contact with objects, artists and ideas. ‘Encounters’ at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 features nine new works created specifically for this year’s show. Curated for the fourth consecutive year by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, Encounters. Walk around ‘Encounters’ with us… Jorge Pardo – Gallerie neugerriemschneider  neugerriemschneider presents ‘Untitled’ (2009, 2017) by Cuban artist Jorge Pardo (b. 1963). Inspired by medieval manuscripts, Pardo has choreographed a series of objects that intersect architecture, sculpture and design, challenging our expectations of these categories. Shinji Ohmaki – Mind Set Art Center Exposing invisible forces, Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki’s (b. 1971) ‘Liminal Air Space- Time’ (2018), presented by Mind Set Art Center, takes a once solid object and dissolves it into kinetic sculpture, creating an illusion of air as form. Chou Yu Cheng...

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Mark Hachem Gallery: Rare Pieces Showcased at Art Dubai

Art Dubai 2018 just came to an end and one the exhibitions we fell for was that of Mark Hachem Gallery that brought together rare pieces from three major Middle Eastern artists. This is an exceptional opportunity to discover Egyptian artist Hamed Abdalla’s mythical series of monotypes originally titled “Det Skabende Ord” alongside Helen El Khal’s abstract paintings and unique sculptures by ‘modernist pioneer’ Alfred Basbous. Bringing these three masters together serves to remind us that their paths crossed on many occasions. Alfred Basbous was referred to as the “second Rodin” by Lebanese newspapers at the time of his first exhibition at Galerie Alecco Saab in 1958. Two years later Helen El Khal, pressed by her entourage, also delivered her first ever exhibition in the same gallery. In 1956, Hamed Abdalla left Egypt for Denmark, where he lived for 10 years before settling down in...

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French Artist Brac Captures Franck Danican’s Soul

Brac is a self-taught artist who learned how to imitate the masters and the art of the portrait in a variety of different mediums. We ask the artist about the latest subject painted in details, model Franck Dunican. The end result of Brac’s efforts is her incredible ability to produce works inspired by the greats and she is becoming known for her portraiture. With a passion for the eyes of her subjects, Brac’s subjects run the gamut, all sorts of people and animals excite her curiosity and have resulted in fantastic, classic pieces. Brac’s latest work with fashion stylist Franck Danican, has produced perhaps Brac’s most impressive effort yet. “I met Franck Danican on social networks and I agreed to work with him on his image because I discovered during our conversations, that he was a sensitive being, a talented and very endearing personality, and...

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Metaphoric Faces: The Past Digitally Recreated

In collaboration with EMERGEAST, online gallery, Molecule continues to showcase a highly unique solo exhibition by Jordanian artist Zaina El Said. Titled Metaphoric Faces, the presentation, which started during Art Dubai will be part of Molecule’s gallery wall until the June 16, 2018. Metaphoric Faces explores images from the past that are recreated digitally in a funky/pop-art mode. The series bridges between past and present to exhibit the timelessness of selected images used in the works chosen by Zaina El Said. “It aspires to convey the unseen galore and power of the people in the region,” she says. Her work reflects her own view of the meaning of ‘civilization of the region’ through artist Zaina’s eyes. Molecule presents the perfect spot for the revolutionary display and we are especially pleased to have ‘Metaphoric Faces’ as part of the artistic offering here at our venue,” said,...

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Run the Game with adidas: New AlphaBOUNCE Beyond

adidas Running new and evolved AlphaBOUNCE Beyond, is a silhouette built to enable athletes to break beyond their potential and experience limitless performance. Fusing progressive design, leading functionality and aesthetics, the silhouette is designed for athletes who dominate the game and use running as a training tool to become the best on the field. Engineered for power, speed and conditioning, the AlphaBOUNCE Beyond incorporates adidas’ most innovative technologies and materials which combine to provide three key benefits for athletes: fit, feel and transition. Superior Fit is given due to a new one-piece FORGED Mesh Upper, a breathable engineered mesh upper with FORGED zones, designed using Aramis technology and oriented to provide dynamic support and stability for linear and multi-directional movements. Perfect for athletes who need to change direction and react quickly on the pitch. Enhanced Feel is delivered through a Stretched BOUNCE Midsole, a high-performance,...

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