8 November 2019 - 31 January 2020
Saleh Barakat Gallery
In the context of the ongoing protests in Lebanon, Saleh Barakat Gallery opens its doors once again to interrogate, through art, the current issues affecting the country. We invite you to visit an immersive installation produced by artist Abdul Rahman Katanani, which raises the question: what future awaits us? Katanani’s installation speaks to the precarity of our current conditions and considers future possibilities which do not reproduce the same stagnant reality. Join us for brainstorming any day, or every day, Monday to Saturday from 11am-6pm.
Abdul Rahman Katanani is a Palestinian artist who was born in the Sabra refugee camp in Beirut in 1983. He studied at the Fine Arts Institute of the Lebanese University, and was a resident at Centre d’Art de Nanterre in Paris in 2016, and a resident at Cites International des Arts in Paris in 2012, 2013, and 2016. Abdul Rahman Katanani has had solo and group exhibitions in Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Paris, London, Kuala Lumpur, Doha, Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Munich, and elsewhere. Recent solo shows include Hard Core curated by Barbara Polla at Gallery Magda Danyzs, Paris, France (2017); Resilience at Gallery Analix Forever in Geneva, Switzerland (2017); Olive Forest at the Biennale d’Anglet in France (2016); Softness of a Circle, Knife-Edge of a Straight Line at Agial Art Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon (2015); Kids, Barbed Wire and a Dream at Galerie Tanit in Munich, Germany (2014); and No Address at the Institut Français in Beirut, Lebanon (2012), among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions in Manama, Bahrain; Washington DC, USA; Marseille, France; Paris, France; Beirut, Lebanon, Rome, Italy; London, UK; Brussels, Belgium; Doha, Qatar; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, among others. French writer and filmmaker Christophe Donner produced a feature film, entitled Le Lanceur de Pierres, based on Katanani’s experience in 2013. In 2016, Katanani was nominated for “commitment” at YIA Art Fair in Paris, and in 2008 and 2009 he received Sursock Museum prizes.