event / International

Open Wounds

18 March 2013 — 14 April 2013
Opening 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Empty Quarter, Dubai, DIFC, Gate Village Bldg 02,

When civil war breaks out in Lebanon in 1975, photographers George Awde, Rhea Karam, Sirine Fattouh, Rima Maroun and Randa Mirza, are not yet born. This will happen a few years later when the country is devastated, buried under the bombardments of different militias. As children, then teenagers, they will know their country only through this predicament. War is part of their daily landscape. They grow up with war and build their vision of the world from it, even in the exile phases that push their families abroad.

Artwork: Series Breathing Walls, Rockheads, 2008 © Rhea Karam