Phillips and the Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) present BEYOND: Modern and Contemporary Lebanese Art and Design, an exhibition in celebration of LIFE’s 10th anniversary that will culminate with a Gala dinner and charity auction.
Proceeds from the sale of the works will benefit LIFE Generation, the charity arm of LIFE that runs a scholarship program providing financial aid and mentoring to Lebanese students in universities around the world.
Throughout the past decade, the LIFE Gala dinner has become a focal point for the global Lebanese finance community, providing a platform to come together in celebration of shared achievements and to express its solidarity through fundraising which benefits the education of Lebanese students aiming to pursue a career in Finance.
BEYOND showcases some of the greatest achievements in modern and contemporary Lebanese art and design, including works by: 200Grs, Ayman Baalbaki, Nada Debs, Khaled El Mays, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Mona Hatoum, Lamia Joreige, Mary-Lynn Massoud and Rasha Nawam, Georges Mohasseb, Nabil Nahas and Akram Zaatari.
The preview exhibition will open to the public at Phillips’ Berkeley Square galleries from 8-16 November, followed by the Gala dinner and charity auction at the Guildhall Basinghall St, London on the 16th of November.
The opening cocktail will be on Friday 8th of November to view the works of over 80 artists, celebrating Lebanon’s creative landscape through painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, design, fashion and jewellery.
The exhibition will be open daily until the 16th of November
Monday – Saturday: 10am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm to 6pm
PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS
SACHA ABOUKHALIL – TALAR AGHBASHIA – RIMA AMYUNI – ZEINA ASSI – AYMAN BAALBAKI – OUSSAMA BAALBAKI – MOUNA BASSILI SEHNAOUI – TAGREED DARGHOUTH – YAZAN HALWANI – HIBA KALACHE – NABIL NAHAS – SAMIR SAYEGH
ALFRED BASBOUS – ANACHAR BASBOUS – MONA HATOUM – NADIM KARAM – ABDUL RAHMAN KATANANI – GINANE MAKKIBACHO – ELIE SAAB – KATYA TRABOULSI
AMMAR ABD RABBO – ZIAD ANTAR – NADIM ASFAR – GREGORY BUCHKAJIAN – CHAZA CHARAFEDDINE – FOUAD ELKHOURY- HANIA FARRELL – JOANNA- HADIJ THOMAS & KHALIL JOREIGE – LAMIA JOREIGE – JOE KESROUANI – RANIA MATAR – RANDA MIRZA – ROGER MOUKARZEL – SERGE NAJJAR – IEVA SAUDARGAITE DOUAIHI – HADY SY – AKRAM ZAATARI
200GRS – SAMER ALAMEEN – CELINE & TATIANA STEPHAN – MARC BAROUD – BOKJA – SPOCKDESIGN BY KARIM CHAYA – NADA DEBS – KHALED EL MAYS – TAREK ELKASSOUF – NAYEF FRANCIS – DIMA HAIDAR – MAISON TARAZI – IWAN MAKTABI – GEORGES MOHASSEB – ANASTASIA NYSTEN – TSAKHI
FASHION AND JEWELLERY
CHATILA – DINA KAMAL – RABIH KAYROUZ – MILIA MAROUN – ALIA MOUZANNAR – SELIM MOUZANNAR – W. SALAMOON & SONS
FLAVIE AUDI – TAMARA BARRAGE – CARLA BAZ – NEVINE BOUEZ – KARINE BOUSTANY LETAYF – KAREN CHEKERDJIAN – MARC DIBEH – NADINE HAJJAR STUDIO – SOUHEIL HANNA – CARLO MASSOUD – MARY-LYNN MASSOUD & RASHA NAWAM – HALA MATTA – STEPHANIE MOUSSALEM – NADA RIZK – SAYAR & GARIBEH – SIBYLLE TAMER – ALYA TANNOUS – RICHARD YASMINE – NADA ZEINEH
Nadine Massoud, CEO of LIFE, said: “This exhibition was conceived for the occasion of LIFE’s 10th anniversary in order to showcase the richness and diversity of Lebanon’s creative landscape.
BEYOND is a testament to the multicultural Lebanese identity.
We are delighted to partner with Phillips for this unique exhibition and are grateful to them for their support.”
On the exhibition Curators Elena Geuna and Zeina Raphael jointly said: “A celebration of Lebanon’s creativity, BEYOND brings together 80 artists and designers working across a variety of media. Through painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, design, fashion, and jewelry, this exhibition offers a vivid and diverse portrayal of the Lebanese cultural landscape. Combining traditional techniques and daring innovation, the works presented here seamlessly weave together the country’s history with a wide and diverse range of personal narratives, emphasizing the role of art within a society’s understanding of itself.”
Cheyenne Westphal, Global Chairwoman, and Yassaman Ali, Client Advisory Director, Phillips, jointly said: “We are proud to be partnering with LIFE, a unique initiative that encourages support and nurturing for the future generation of Lebanese internationals. We look forward to further collaborating with the Lebanese artistic community and Diaspora, and are very excited to showcase such a broad spectrum of Lebanese contemporary creativity and talent with BEYOND: Modern and Contemporary Lebanese Art and Design. These exceptional works that have been so generously donated by the participating artists and designers are set to transform our London galleries on Berkeley Square.”
Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewellery, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world. In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.
Visit http://www.phillips.com for further information.
LIFE is a worldwide membership organization of Lebanese financiers based in the Diaspora, founded in 2009 with the aim of providing a platform to channel the influence of Lebanese finance executives worldwide through its three pillars:
CONNECT: Establish stronger bonds among Lebanese finance executives
NURTURE: Help the next generation succeed in the field of finance
PROMOTE: Act as the bridge between LIFE and Lebanon’s public and private sectors, channeling LIFE’s expertise and influence towards the
Development of the Lebanese economy.
Visit http://www.lifelebanon.com for further information.