The inaugural exhibition of the El-Nimer Collection, Midād presents over 75 pieces from the eighth to the twentieth centuries, alongside five new commissions from contemporary artists.
The exhibition investigates the ways in which Arabic calligraphy has throughout history mirrored notions of the public and private, the political and personal, the performative and poetic, as well as the literary environments of its time.
Unbound to chronology or geography, Midād explores Arabic script’s development, transformation and diverse application over time and across the world. Beyond the texts they contain, manuscripts, panels, ceramics, textiles and tools are objects that have been redefined by a process of circulation in different social, geographic and cultural contexts of history.
This interactive workshop invites children to explore Arabic script from an unusual perspective. Over the span of two hours, children will be immersed in a series of entertaining and educational experiences using their senses. How can we make letter shapes with our bodies? Think of characters in terms of animals? Match one calligraphic style with another? Led by Studio Kawakeb, kids will be inspired to explore and engage with language and writing beyond speech and text itself.
Studio Kawakeb: Visual arts studio
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Participation fee: 15,000 LBP
An evening of classical Arabic songs by Elie Rizkallah accompanied on the piano by Dr. John Fayyad, taking us back to the golden age of Arabic music.
After Rizkallah delighted the Dar El-Nimer audience with his Wahabeyyat, he will be back to recite some of the masterpieces composed by the best of this era such as Abdel Wahab, Farid El-Atrash, Mohamad Sultan and the Rahbanis, which were performed by some of the greatest singers such as Najat, Abd El-Halim and Feiruz.
Location: 3rd floor - terrace
Entrance fee: 10,000 LBP
* Tickets on sale at all branches of Librairie Antoine
* Reservation is necessary, seats are limited
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