Alfred Tarazi. An Empty Plot of Land
22 Apr 2015 – 23 May 2015
Galerie Janine Rubeiz
In this home; the place of tender encounters,
I carry, today, a message of fidelity to
Janine, my mother.....
Nadine BEGDACHE, le 16 juin 1993
ANCHORED IN A STRONG COMMITMENT to modern and contemporary art in Lebanon, the Galerie Janine Rubeiz takes its roots in the precious legacy of Dar el Fan a highly qualified art space and cultural platform under the direction of Janine Rubeiz between 1967 and 1976.
The present gallery (1993) carrying her name, run by her daughter Nadine Begdache holds strongly to the belief that cultural development is an integral part of the socio-political maturity of the country.
The gallery strives to make Lebanese contemporary modern art known in Lebanon and abroad. It hosts the works of internationally recognized artists, and participates with its artists in a number of regional and international fairs.
The Galerie takes upon itself to facilitate the widening of the artistic space seeking a multicultural exchange of artistic experiences.
Indeed, since 1997, the Galerie - with most, if not all the artists in this catalogue - has participated in Europ' Art (Geneva, 1978) and the "start 2001,la Foire d'Art Contemporain de Strasbourg-France and "Visages Francophones" in Cahors, France (2002), Art 14 London in UK.
In the United Arab Emirates, the Galerie with its artists participated in the modern art fair ArtParis Abu Dhabi(2007), in Art Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art.
Annually, the Galerie Janine Rubeiz holds seven to eight exhibitions, including the works of Lebanese masters still living and working, as well as those of young innovative artists creating in various media, painting, sculpture, installations, video or photography.