At the Still Point of the Turning World, There is the Dance

  • through January 19, 2020
  • Sursock Museum, Beirut
Late artist and writer Helen Khal was at the center of a fascinating generation of artists in Lebanon in the 1960s and 1970s. A prolific painter, cofounder of Gallery One, art critic for The Daily Start and Monday Morning, and author of a book on the female artist in Lebanon, Khal left a quiet mark on the institutional art landscape in Beirut, but to date she has been under-recognized in art historical accounts. The exhibition takes an intimate approach to a now-fabled period, unfolding a rich picture of friendships, connections, modes of exchange, common concerns and differing approaches of some of the best-known and least-remembered artists of the mid-20th century in Lebanon.
Helen Khal in her studio, circa 1970s

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