Fann A Porter, the Dubai gallery, is presenting "Believing in Light," a solo exhibition by prominent Lebanese painter, Rana Raouda.
The concert at which the Lebanese superstar enthralled her fans with a selection of her hits numbers, was broadcast live on Al Majaz Amphitheatre’s social media platforms in line with UAE’s preventive measures to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Exhibiting at Espace Commines, she introduces the new Archipelago seats and Strata tables, which take cues from the natural world.
They are shown alongside contemporary pictures, video footage and art installations illustrating today’s Lebanon, in the grip of political paralysis and its worst ever economic crisis.
Since 2008, MOSAIKON has trained over 200 conservation professionals from countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, who conducted research and model field projects as part of their training.
Numerous portraits included in the show reflect how El Rayess’ travels in West Africa, specifically Senegal in the late 1940s through the 1950s, were key influences on his early work.
Considered one of the acclaimed symbols in Lebanese and Arab arts and sculpting, El Rayess’ body of work has been exhibited in several countries around the world, including Lebanon, Venezuela, Mexico, the US and Italy.
“From this spot, I look outside and see the markers of the great calamity that devastated Beirut on August 4, 2020, and in this area, we inaugurate the Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Centre for the Treatment of COVID-19 Patients,” Mikati said in his remarks.
The World Bank ranks the crisis as among the most severe globally since the mid-19th century, devastating a country once seen as a wealthy and liberal outpost in the Middle East before civil war broke out from 1975 to 1990.