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Mar, 2017

Dalia Baassiri’s Wiped Off at Galerie Janine Rubeiz

March 22-April 14, 2017
Galerie Janine Rubeiz 
1, General De Gaulle, Beirut, Lebanon

Ru alum Dalia Baassiri will be having a solo exhibition called Wiped Out at Galerie Janine Rubeiz.

About the exhibition

The sea impregnanted with residues of our cravings
The atmosphere saturated with our desires
Mountains covered by our greed desperately reaching out for the sky
Animals smothered by our appetites
People taken by the world they created for themselves
Every inch of this life has been exploited

As an artis, I find myself acquainted with this turmoil the wreckage of this bruised reality invades my home and keeps reminding me of this phenomenon. during a recent dual residency in New York State sponsored by ArteEast, I investigated both the materiality and properties of familiar visitor who wear great every day.  Dust, this enigmatic prolific entity, encapsulates the present lifestyle while gradually overwhelming spaces, it carries along it way human skin surface, the darer it gets. in fact it is a compact granulated pungent indicating space and time.

By preserving all the dusty wipes, I document the ephemeral moments and materialize my relationship with the world.The process generates a collection of monochromatic drawing. Together they embody my dialogue with dust, the hand and the pigment, the body and the cells, the while and the particle, Thus, this quotidian practice transcends the domestic perimeters and opens a broader existential discourse.

Wiped out, people are everyday. Eternal is dust; testimony of all measures

-Dali Baassiri


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