Charles Khalil
It’s a Brittle Refuge, You Never Know, 2021
First Aid kit, Velcro, Textile, Concrete, Metal Wires, Clay, and Acrylic Paint
34 x 37 x 43 cm

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About This Artwork

I work the operations of Galerie Tanit in Mar Mikhael, Beirut. Which is 650 meters away from the site of the Beirut explosion of August 4th, 2020. I was heavily injured but I luckily survived and swiftly recovered. I represent my realization of the simultaneous fragility and strength of the human body with construction elements like concrete and metal that decay and fall apart, despite their brute and withstanding nature. These elements shape a cavity in which the first-aid kit takes shelter to signify the memento that a first-aid kit is a necessity despite the illusion of safety we build ourselves.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • About Charles Khalil

    "Born in Jbeil in 1994, Charles Khalil graduated from the Lebanese American University (LAU) in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.

    Being raised in Saudi Arabia, he was exposed to numerous and diverse nationalities and cultures, living under a rule with a rigorous and enforced demand on behavioral conduct. Though restricting as it may seem, his life was comfortable and stable. When he moved to Lebanon to pursue his education, the cultural clash made him question the sociopolitical differences between the two environments.
    As such, his work satirically targets the corruption of various political systems and investigates those phenomena through interactive practices."

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    Charles Khalil
    It’s a Brittle Refuge, You Never Know

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