Beirut – the photobooks

Artphilein Library

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.

Curators Caterina De Pietri, Gianfranco Ragno
Address via Ferruccio Pelli 13, 6900 Lugano, Switzerland

30 editions on edcat featured in this exhibition

Artist Monograph
Entr’actes by Elsie Haddad
Artists’ Edition, Artists’ Book
Beyrouth, destroy... by Chérine Yazbeck
Artists’ Book
Civil War by Fouad Elkoury
Artist Monograph
Beyrouth mutations by Samer Mohdad
Artist Monograph
Beirutopia by Randa Mirza
Artist Monograph
Be-longing by Fouad Elkoury
Artists’ Edition, Artists’ Book
WONDER BEIRUT by Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige
Artist Monograph
Beirut Nocturne by Giulio Rimondi