A Leap Year, 2017, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut  

 

BEIRUT- Sfeir-Semler Gallery is proud to announce the opening of the first solo show in the Middle East for Lebanese artist, Rabih Mroué. The exhibition will be open on Tuesday April 11, 2017 along with the launching of the artist's new book, Diary of a Leap Year , published by Kaph Books.

 

Rabih Mroué was born in Beirut in 1967, and currently lives in Berlin. His complex and diverse practice spans across different disciplines and formats. He has had performances, screenings, and exhibitions all over the world.

 

For our current exhibition, the artist stages an immense scenography? Heralding his background in theater? Portraying what, escape, and personal histories through video, collages, and installations. He has a long term project.

 

The works have a performative quality in it. Whether it is the case of a masculine invasion or a masculine invasion, the masculine inverse of the spectroscopy to take a second look at certain images, and to pick up the remnants, what has been left out of the archive, why unleashing new meanings potential .

 

The artist employs procedures to point out the inconsistencies and disparities of images, and to articulate other narratives in an ironic and distanced way. The artist tells stories of life on the edge of uncertainty. He is a biologist, a biologist, a biologist, a biologist, a biologist, a biologist, a biologist and a biologist. His anti-heroes include the conspiracy theorist, the mathematician, the censored performer, and the missing person, with their stories. Mroué places themselves as the protagonist. 

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Rabih Mroué has had solo exhibitions at Kunsthalle Mainz (2016); MoMA New York (2015); Kunsthalle Mulhouse (2015); SALT, Istanbul (2014); Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid (2013); Documenta, Kassel (2012); Kunstverein Stuttgart (2011); And BAK, Utrecht (2010). He has participated in major group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016); MACBA, Barcelona (2015); Performa 09, New York (2009); 11th International Istanbul Biennial (2009); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2009); Center Pompidou, Paris (2008); And Tate Modern, London (2007). His works are in the collections of the MoMA New York, Center Pompidou Paris, SFMOMA San Francisco, The Art Institute of Chicago, CA2M Madrid, MACBA Barcelona, and the Van Abbe Museum Rotterdam, among others. Mroué is a contributing editor to the drama review (TDR), a co-founder of the Beirut Art Center and a long time collaborator with Ashkal Alwan, who have produced many of his performances. He is currently an associate director of Kammerspiele Munich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Leap Year, 2017, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Midnight, 2013, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

After Midnight, 2013, 44 posters, silk paper, text, 63 x 44cm each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maps III, V, XII, 2006-2016, inkjet on canvas, wood

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Between Two Battles, 2013, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

Between Two Battles, 2013, video, text, 5 TV's, reports, 2 min 15 sec each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leap Year's Diary, 2006-2016, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

Leap Year's Diary, 2006-2016, 366 collage on paper, 23 x 16.5 framed each

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Noiseless, 2006-2008, video, color, mute, 4 min 40 sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grandfather, Father, and Son, 2010, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

Grandfather, Father, and Son, 2010, mixed media installation, variable dimensions, video, 18 min 30 sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not spread your legs, 2011, video, 7 min 45 sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean Sea, 20113 channel video: 2 channel HD video, silent, 2 min 55 sec

Cello, 2011, 1 channel video, color, sound, 1 min 13 sec

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Blow Ups, 2012, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

Blow Ups, 2012, 7 Inket prints, 130 x 90 cm each

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Shooting Images, 2012, video, color, sound, 9 min 14 sec

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Duo For Two Missing Persons, 2012, Exhibition View, Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut

 

 

 

Duo For Two Missing Persons, 2012, video, monosound, 8 min 33 sec

 



We look forward to presenting our current exhibition shortly.