Exhibition

Aug 4, 2020Sep 25, 2020 · Galerie Tanit, Beyrouth

Abed Al Kadiri

Today, I would like to be a Tree

On July 27, 2020, Galerie Tanit inaugurated the show “Remains of the Last Red Rose” by the Lebanese artist Abed Al Kadiri.

On August 4, 2020, a horrific explosion at the port of Beirut turned the city into ruble. The gallery was destroyed, Al Kadiri’s works were buried under the shattered glass and the knocked down walls.

Today, I would like to be a Tree

Conceived by Abed Al Kadiri
Directed by Marc Mouarkech
In partnership with Galerie Tanit, Bassma and MIRROS

This project attempts to counter the devastation we feel after the Beirut port explosion. At once a tribute to our friend, the late Jean-Marc Bonfils, architect of the East Village building, who passed away in his apartment in that same building, and a contribution to rebuilding lost homes.

TWO MURALS CONSISTING OF 80 CARDBOARDS ARE UP FOR SALE. ALL BENEFITS WILL GO TO BASSMA TO HELP WITH THE RECONSTRUCTION OF BEIRUTI HOMES.

Following the tragic explosion that hit Beirut on August 4, 2020, thousands of homes were damaged. Bassma has committed to expand its Home Renovation and Rehabilitation Program and contribute in the reparations and rehabilitation of as many homes affected by the blast as possible. The aim is to help underprivileged families and abandoned elderly in the affected area to be able to live again in their respective homes, with safe and healthy conditions.

The proceeds of Today, I would like to be a tree will help with the reparation or replacement of front doors, windows and balcony glasses and frames, the rehabilitation of kitchens, households appliances, and toilets as well as the provision of beds and mattresses when needed. Therefore, we rely on your support.

Upon the artist’s decision, you will be choosing a number from any of the murals without choosing the drawing itself. Al Kadiri has given a number to each drawing without following a particular order. You can buy one or more drawings. The correspondent drawing(s) will be delivered to you after September 25, 2020.

Due to the current local economic crises, financial acrobatics had to be applied.

– If you’re paying from a foreign account or cash, suggested price for each drawing is 500 USD (Normally sold at the gallery for 3000 USD for this size).
– If you’re paying from a local account, suggested price is 1500 USD.

– In both cases, you can choose to pay a bigger amount and support even more Bassma’s cause.

– You can place your order and choose to pay in cash, by check, by a direct wire transfer or directly online through Areeba’s payment gateway. All options are available at checkout.

For more information, or to reserve a drawing, please contact +96170910523.