Beirut – the photobooks
Oct. 1st – Dec. 31st 2016
De Pietri - Artphilein Foundation presents "Beirut – the photobooks", a distinctive section of book from the Artphilein Library collection.
The Foundation first approached the theme of Beirut through the artworks by the Lebanese artists Walid Raad and Randa Mirza. Afterwards, lead by an interest on the theme of memory, the research resolved to focus rather on photobooks.Many artists of different generations and educational backgrounds chose this artistic medium in order to depict Beirut from different points of view: the urban structure, the social stratification, the evolution of the society, as well as the postwar reconstruction and the attempts to adapt the city to the needs of contemporary life.
The photobooks on Beirut and Lebanon allow an insight in the interpretation of traumatic events of recent history.
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