A Day Under Different Suns
A Workshop by Charbel‐joseph H. Boutros

October 23-24, 2014 from 12 to 4pm at BAC
Day 3 TBD

Language: English
Workshop Fee: 30 USD

Maximum number of participants: 12 | Open to visual artists
To register email info@beirutartcenter.org or call (01) 397-018
About the event

The following project is part of the series entitled Sun Works which started in 2012. The Sun was the artist’s ally in producing an artwork. The Sun Is My Only Ally (2012) is the first of the Sun Works; this same sentence was written by the Sun of Beirut on a piece of newsprint—the paper roll, belonging to a famous Lebanese newspaper, was stolen. Keeping the newsprint blank was a kind of a metaphorical and political act. In that work, the artist made the Sun author. It is a work that is made by the Sun, and that summons the sun, a reliable ally in our uncertain times.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros

Born in 1981 in Mount Lebanon and lives and works between Beirut, Paris and Maastricht. His work mingles Romanticism with an heritage of conceptual art. In his practice he attempts to melancholically give a form of presence to a permanent absence. As a Lebanese artist, being born in the war, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection, but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection. H. Boutros was a researcher in the Jan van Eyck Academie, The Netherlands and he will be resident at Le Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His work has been exhibited in international venues; the 12th International Istanbul Biennial / Palais de Tokyo, Paris / 3rd Bahia Biennial, Brasil / Beirut Art Center, Lebanon / MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Brasil / Fons Welters Gallery, Amsterdam / Grey Noise, Dubai / Jaqueline Martins Gallery, Sao Paulo / LISTE 19 Basel, etc. and will be soon featured in More Konception Conception Now, Morsbroich Museum, Germany, an exhibition on todays Neoconceptual art.