Sunday, July 23, 2006

Birds have deserted the South sky

Boom… Boom

To annoy the peace fans, those who are leaving their houses for the first time in the direction of the North. From Marjeyun to Kobeyyat?

I am today unemployed because i am an art critic, and in war times, arts don’t flourish. No sculptures, paintings or installations are exposed.

LGhorayeb - 22 july 2006


Blogger kk said...

art is sacrificed during war, yet your art is what keeps people going...

5:43 AM  
Blogger overandout said...

kk art is not sacrificed during the war. Such a tragedy can actually bring out the raw and true emotions of all its victims thus transforming people into artists and helping those already in the business find more inspiration.

Laure, I love your work and Mazen's. I can only hope I will be able to run into you in one of these expositions you're talking about. Until then, stay strong.

6:21 AM  
Blogger rockslinga said...

i love your art!
please post any of your art criticism here on the blog, even if the newspaper does not want it, we want it!

7:40 PM  
Blogger gigglyop said...

In times of war, the poets are killed first
-Pablo Neruda

10:32 PM  
Blogger kk said...

overandout: of course, this is understood. hence why i say that the art keeps people going. it is a necessary healing practice. look at how it is connecting us all from so far away!

by sacrifice, i mean that how many times does artwork get destroyed during war? and how a person's spirit can be worn down by trauma, especially if it is ongoing. how the struggle for safety, and to cover basic human needs leaves less time for art making. but i just heard a story about a man in prison for life who had little to no human contact, and spent his time making art using m&m's, and his own hair, and made paint and paintbrush.

but Laure says, "...I am today unemployed because i am an art critic, and in war times, arts don’t flourish. No sculptures, paintings or installations are exposed..." which is to what i am responding. isn't the dream to be able to support and nurture the arts, and pure and raw expression without having to go through major trauma in order to find that expression? it is just my sadness about the tragedy, about the violence... and about the silence that war and violence can instill out of fear of one's own life.

needless to say, the art on these blogs is beautiful. thanks to the artists for that, thank you so much for sharing. it is really powerful. thanks for speaking up, for not remaining silent. it is very important.

3:53 AM  
Blogger zena said...

there is an exhibition that opened in Espace SD just a few days before the attacks started. no one got to see it, but it's still there. mazen's work is there. so is my installation. maybe when there is a ceasefire, we can have have the opening we never had.

our art scene in beirut is a glorious one. but no one may hear about it if you do not continue to write about it.

artists are making work even now. we have found ways to adapt. as predominantly an installation artist, i find it hard for me to work with that specific medium right now, so i have turned to writing.

today, writing is my art. but, maybe tomorrow i will go to my studio and glue some things together.

with love,
zena el-khalil

2:22 AM  
Blogger laure ghorayeb said...

on sait au moins que l'art c'est aussi la sublimation de la vie,toute sorte de vie,y compris la nôtre.Bonjour,à la prochaine.

10:30 PM  
Blogger laure ghorayeb said...

j'ai déjà visité ton exposition à sd et j'ai aussi vu celle que tu avait faite a&vec l'histoire où tu cherchais un mari.j'aime ce que tu fais,c'est osé et original.à une autre exposition peut-être,si nous restons en vie bien entendu.salut

10:34 PM  

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