The book revisited by 55 artists at the National Library

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View of the exhibition in the reading room of the national library.

 

 

The Lebanese National Library Foundation, a private association created in 2000 to support the vast enterprise of rehabilitation of the National Library, chaired by Randa Daouk, presents the exhibition «Bitassarof» in the reading room of the Library in Sanayeh, whose theme was born from a paging error of the book «one hundred years of the press in Lebanon, 1858-1958» published by the Lebanese Foundation. Very freely, 55 Lebanese artists from different schools and generations have offered the foundation their  creations inspired by this revisited book.

 

 

 

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The president of the lebanese foundation of the national library Randa Daouk with Lama Tammam Salam and ministers Raymond Araygi and Mohamed Youssef Baydoun.

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“The Liberals” by Dalia Baassiri. Disposable gloves filled with torn pages from the book, nails, acrylic and graphite on canvas 130x180x4cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“There was a word”, by Tamara Barrage, earth-paper 50x46x23cm

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“Iqraa”, aggregated material by Rached Bohsali, 98x73x25cm.