HIGHLIGHTS: Zineb Sedira’s ‘Of Words and Stones,’ showing at Beirut Art Center until December 23

Zineb Sedira, Un rêve de pierres. (Image Supplied)
Updated 25 October 2018
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HIGHLIGHTS: Zineb Sedira’s ‘Of Words and Stones,’ showing at Beirut Art Center until December 23

DUBAI:
1. “Un Rêve de Pierres,’ Diptych 1 (2016)
French-Algerian artist Zineb Sedira works mainly in photography and video and this exhibition, according to a statement, “refers to the way some singular voices can trace paths through the blind alleys of history, at once building narrative and unraveling trauma and oblivion.”

2. “Sugar Silo” Diptych 1&2 (2013)
Sedira’s work has been acquired by a number of prestigious galleries and museums including New York’s Guggenheim, Paris’s Center Pompidou, and the Tate in London. ‘Of Words and Stones’ is her first solo exhibition in Lebanon and will showcase a range of diverse work from the artist’s 20-year-long practice, including her photographic series of diptychs, shown here.

 


Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

Updated 22 March 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: Shatllah

  • Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful

Do you need to add a little life and color to your surroundings? Houseplants are often said to be a source of positivity, and Shatllah has taken this concept to the next level.

Forget the idea of a lonely looking plant in a boring beige pot; this shop adds beautifully designed containers and creative touches that turn them into delightful decorations that are almost works of art. One in particular that caught my eye was designed to look like a tiny garden, complete with a miniature table and chair.

Shatllah’s creations make for perfect gifts, which is how I discovered the shop, in Jeddah’s Al-Zahra’a district, while looking for a present for a friend who loves houseplants. I was so impressed with its wares that I ended up buying some for myself as well. After all, who would not rather have a living plant decorating their home rather than artificial flowers or other fake items?

Shatllah’s prices are reasonable, while the assistants are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They are more than happy to offer advice on picking the perfect plant and how to take care of it when you get it home.