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March 04, 2010

Polish Art in Beirut


An underground exhibition of Polish art in Beirut looks like a specialised event, even for me - only it features the work of the Polish photographer Nicolas Grospierre which makes it definitely worth a visit. Grospierre's modified architectural photographs were a highlight for me of the last Venice Architecture Biennale: a persuasive portrayal of what today's urban contexts could well look like in the near future.

But Grospierre does not just do Bladerunner-ish images. He also shoots amazing structures at the edges of Eastern Europe. These range from bus-stops in Estonia...


to this...


I don't know how many of our readers live in Beirut, know someone in Beirut, or are going there soon - but for all the above, please note that the show ends on 16 March:

'Fitting In Space: Contemporary Polish Art' is being presented in Zico House and 98 Weeks Research Project Space: Naher Street, (Jisr el Hadid) Chalhoub Building, n 22 - Ground Floor, Beirut.

Posted by John Thackara at March 4, 2010 09:05 AM


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