Meet Lebanese “Sitt el Sitteit” at Singapore Art Fair

Stop by the the Lebanese Pavilion curated by Janine Maamari at the SINGAPORE ART FAIR.

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Themed ‘Contemporary Lebanon: Art Beyond Violence’ the Lebanese pavilion will be artistically rich comprising works inspired through personal historical experiences from both young, emerging and renowned artists who are living in Lebanon and abroad.

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We’re loving Sitt el Sitteit chair by Najla Zein. Sit el Sitteit, an informal Lebanese expression used to describe a woman of respect, elegance and beauty, is a wooden chair shawled by an apparently soft furry stole actually made of innumerable prickly toothpicks. From afar, the ordinary chair appears to be covered by an elegant, sensual, feminine item.

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It is only at closer look that the reality of its texture is revealed. Despite the paradox of the materials, the chair becomes dignified, exclusive, standing in its curvy, flamboyant, seductive posture.

About the fair:

SINGAPORE ART FAIR (ME.NA.SA. ART) is the first modern & contemporary art fair in Asia focusing on Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia (ME.NA.SA) art. From November 27 to 30, 2014 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, the fair set to become an iconic art event in Asia. The inaugural edition will bring ME.NA.SA art to the fore including 59 galleries. From as far as Morocco to Malaysia, crossing by Japan, the galleries bring with them art works across genres, medium and cultures.

 

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