Sunday, May 23, 2010 (3)

May 23, 2010
May 1, 2010
  • World Nomads Lebanon: Nabil Nahas -- Cedrus Libani: Roots & Memory

  • May 1, 2010 at 7:00am to May 29, 2010 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description: Lebanese-American artist Nabil Nahas, whose work has been exhibited all over the world, brings his striking, large-scale works—including a few new pieces—to FIAF’s Gallery.Nahas’s pieces reflect both western modernism and classic Islamic art, and explore the concept of order emerging from disorder through vibrant color, texture, patterns, and abstract images. Inspired by the beauty of nature and the rich complexity of Middle Eastern culture, Nahas uses natural elements such as trees—in particular the cedar, symbolizing Lebanon—to present his personal vision of his homeland.Gallery HoursTue–Fri, 11am–6pmSat, 11am–5pmSun & Mon, closedFree and open to the publicWorld Nomads, FIAF’s annual exploration of transculturalism in the 21st century, is intended as a forum for dialogue between cultures. It returns this May for its third edition to focus on Lebanon, a country whose rich heritage has long captivated imaginations around the world.For a complete listing of the series’ events, please vi
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May 4, 2010
  • World Nomads Lebanon: CinémaTuesdays (Out of Life)

  • May 4, 2010 at 8:30am to May 25, 2010 at 5:30pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
  • Description: Out of Life: Bagdadi is one of Lebanon’s pioneering filmmakers. Out of Life, one of his most accomplished films, is the deeply emotional, real-life story of the capture and captivity of a French journalist by Lebanese militias during the war.Rasha Salti, film curator and Creative Director or ArteEast, will introduce the 7pm screening.World Nomads Lebanon CinemaTuesdays:It can be argued that the generation of Lebanese filmmakers who experienced the country’s civil war (1975–1990) also saw the country’s cinema come into its own as a medium for artistic expression and exploration.The lived experience of violence and the trauma of a civil conflict inspired the emergence of a politically-engaged auteur cinema where subjectivity—rather than objectivity—found a voice, a language in film.The films in this program illustrate how filmmakers from this and subsequent generations have attempted to transpose the complexity of experience through the singular poetics of film.May 4: Out of Life (12:30,
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