Phillips and the Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) Present BEYOND: Modern and Contemporary Lebanese Art and Design

A Preview Exhibition at 30 Berkeley Square Followed by a Gala Dinner and Charity Auction at the Guildhall

Nabil Nahas Untitled, 2019

LONDON – 9 OCTOBER 2019 – Phillips and the Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE) are pleased to 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. 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 on 16 November.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 jewellery, 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, emphasising 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.”

Proceeds from the sale of the works will benefit LIFE Generation, the charity arm of LIFE that runs a scholarship programme 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.

Highlights from the Exhibition

Nada Debs Marquetry Mania Dining Table, 2018

Mona Hatoum You are still here, 2013

Khaled El Mays Fauna Bench, 2019

Lamia Joreige The end of … Beirut, 2007

LIFE Gala Dinner: 16 November 2019 Location: Guildhall, Basinghall St, London

MaryLynn Massoud and Rasha Nawam Alice in Wonderland, 2019

Akram Zaatari Footnotes to Studio Practices; Najm posing with wedding dress, 2015

Exhibition: 8-16 November 2019 Location: 30 Berkeley Square, London

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ABOUT LIFE LIFE is a worldwide membership organisation 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.

Contact: [email protected] Visit www.lifelebanon.com for further information.

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