A documentation of artists-in-residence Ivana Ivkovic, Lucienne Bestall and Pierre Dalpe and their six-week stay at BAR.
Ivana Ivkovic is a Serbian artist with an MA in drawing from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. Ivana’s current project, “Like there is no tomorrow” expresses her personal reaction to the layers of historical and social changes Beirut has experienced. She will translate her experience through a site-specific installation combining traditional local carpets with old neon city signs.
Lucienne Pallas Bestall completed her BA in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town last year. Her preoccupation with mundane, everyday objects and archival processes guide her current project at BAR: a series of conversations with contemporary Lebanese artists, and the creation of an obscure index of objects. Sequentially exchanging an object with each artist she encounters, but with no full record of their individual conversations, the objects will become mnemonic devices for these encounters; accidental markers in an entangled map of exchanges.
Pierre’s work explores the interconnected relationships between the body, identity, disguise and performance. For the past fifteen years he has been producing an on-going series of environmental portraits, some digitally-manipulated and some not entitled Personae. Personae questions the notion of fixed identity and explores the idea that we, as individuals, potentially embody a multitude of personae, that identity is fluid and malleable and not pre-determined.