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Exhbition: “Along These Lines,” Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde

Date: May 16, 2016 - Jun 16, 2016

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Nada Sehnaoui, Along These Lines, 2016

Nada Sehnaoui, Along These Lines, 2016

Lebanese artist Nada Sehnaoui repeats that it all started when she stumbled across a mention of the Lebanese War Statistics published in several international newspapers in 1991 – list of numbers of people wounded, disappeared and dead during the 15-year-long Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990). Since then, she employs painterly gestures as she repeats mundane objects and geometrical elements or materials in her installation works. Sehnaoui’s labour-intensive artistic practice hinges predominantly on repetition, underlining the importance of time and process inherent to the act of remembering or forgetting. In doing so, she recalls and reiterates personal and collective acts of resilience that is symbolic of war, political instability and crisis.