LOT 3
Hanibal Srouji (b. 1957)
“Contemplation of a New Order” – Cage series, 2020
acrylic on canvas
73 x 73 cm
signed


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About This Artwork

"The Cage series started after the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York.  I was associated with “Triangle Workshop”, founded by the artist Sir Antony Caro, and the association occupied the 92nd floor of the left tower… Then again, I was, symbolically, affected and scarred by the event. ​Today, here in Beirut, we are still living the after effects of the traumatic explosion of the Port. Another blast, yet, life and hope endure …​This series address notions of violence and exile, which is a central theme in my work. Yet, the expression of the paintings remains that of an attempt to sublimate these lived “concepts”, by offering openings and spaces of contemplation. ​This work is dedicated to all those who have endured and continue…  " 

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  • About Hanibal Srouji

    Born in Lebanon in 1957, Srouji lives and works between Beirut and Paris. He holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Canada (1987). He had held different teaching positions at universities in the United States, and Canada and was teaching at the Sorbonne, in Paris, before joining the Lebanese American University in 2010; where he holds, today, the position of Chairperson of the Art & Design Department, as Associate Professor of Practice. 
    He has held numerous solo exhibitions at Galerie Janine Rubeiz: “Particules” (1997), “Transformations” (2000), “Sous le signe de la légèreté” (2003), “Touches” (2006), “Offrandes” (2009), “Tête dans les Nuages” (2016), and “Let Us Dream” (2018), in addition to taking part in several group shows across the years. He also showed “Into the clouds” at the Singapore Art Fair and “The MAC International” first open art prize in Belfast, Ireland, in 2014. He was featured at the “Abu-Dhabi Art” and “Art14 London.” His work has been acquired by prominent public and private collections, such as the “Alcan Collection” in Canada, the “Carmignac Foundation” and the “Institut du Monde Arabe” in France. 



    LOT 3
    Hanibal Srouji
    “Contemplation of a New Order” – Cage series

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    LOT 3

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    “Contemplation of a New Order” – Cage series



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