Curated by Negar Azimi and Babak Radboy for Bidoun
Bidoun attempts to close its eyes and tune its ears to the white noise of the white cube, wondering how much it matters which city, region, country, or peoples surround it. As it happens, it does matter, but perhaps not in ways expected. Rather than curating works to illustrate problems plucked from a readymade critical lexicon, NOISE attempts to let these problems arise from, and give rise to, the works themselves, opening the door to the unexpected, and even to the uninvited. The exhibition’s point of departure is the space itself. Its location in Beirut gives it its critical acoustics, but it retains the conceited platonic generality of any clean post-industrial art space, anywhere in the world.
Participants: Vartan Avakian, Steven Baldi, Walead Beshty, Haris Epaminoda, Marwan,Yoshua Okon, Babak Radboy, Bassam Ramlawi, Mounira El Solh, Rayyane Tabet, Alessandro Balteo Yazbeck and Media Farzin , Lawrence Weiner and Andree Sfeir
Date: Dec 9th 2009- Feb 10th 2010 –Time :7pm
Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Tannous Bldg. 4th Floor,str.56 Jisr sector77, Quarantine, Lebanon.