Jul 13, 2009Aug 14, 2009 · Galerie Tanit, Beyrouth

Fouad El Khoury

On War and Love

On July the13th 2006, Israel, after the kidnapping of two of its soldiers, starts without warning to bomb our infrastructures. The alleged reason is to crush “the party of God”. The whole Lebanese population is choked and organizes itself torn between “rage and fear”.

 Fouad El Koury, a committed artist couldn’t but feel involved into what was taking place and this during a time where he had a shaky love story.

To quell his anxiety, the artist becomes the active witness of these events, and produces thirty three photographs with texts that describe day-to-day painful moments.

As a Lebanese art space, it is important for us, to present these works already displayed at Galerie Tanit Munich, the Venice Biennal and The Third Line Gallery, Dubai but still widely unknown in Lebanon.

 We are talking about our collective memory!