Friday, 11 October 2013

Beirut artist, Saloua Raouda Choucair at Tate Modern, London

There is a very powerful exhibition by the Beirut artist Saloua Raouda Choucair curated by Jessica Morgan. An unknown artist largely in the international scene and now suffering from Alzheimer's disease. There  are beautiful sculptures in polished wood, see below..
 

Saloua Raouda Choucair, Poem 1963–5, © Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation


and abstract paintings that suggest her early influence of European abstraction, she once worked in Leger's studio in Paris.
 

Saloua Raouda Choucair, Composition in Blue Module 1947–51 © Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation

Also the work bellows still retains the glass fragments from an exploded bomb outside her studio apartment in Beirut..
 
Saloua Raouda Choucair, Two=One 1947-1951 © Saloua Raouda Choucair Foundation
 

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