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Public Program
Artist Talk: Vartan Avakian
on Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust

In conjunction with the exhibition
Space Between Our Fingers
organized by Rachel Dedman

Tuesday, May 26
7 pm

At the Arab Image Foundation
Zoghbi Building, 4th floor
337 Gouraud Street
Beirut, Lebanon

Vartan Avakian, Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust, 2015
As part of Space Between Our Fingers, an apexart Franchise Exhibition, Vartan Avakian will discuss his recent body of work, Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust, composed of crystalized impurities taken from the Burj Al-Khalifa, a manmade lake next to the Dubai shopping mall.

Based in Beirut, Vartan Avakian works with video, installation and photography. He is a founding member of the art collective Atfal Ahdath and a member of the Arab Image Foundation.

This event is free and open to the public and will be presented in Arabic at the Arab Image Foundation, Zoghbi Building, 4th floor, 337, Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon. For more information, please email spacebetweenourfingers@gmail.com.

Organized by Rachel Dedman, Space Between Our Fingers explores outer space and science fiction as imagined and challenged by artists from the Middle East. The exhibition will bring together artists working with spaceflight and stars, aliens, and apocalypse – material associated with fantasy, dreaming, discovery, and the unknown. At the same time, the exhibition considers the use of such motifs in the articulation of issues particular to the local histories and legacies of the region.

Please join us for this apexart event.

apexart's exhibitions and and public programs are supported in part by the Affirmation Arts Fund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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