A new phase in the collaboration between Phoenicia Hotel and Rebecca Russo, President of Videoinsight® Foundation, was launched on 20th May 2016, with the opening of VIDEO ART PROJECT II: LOVE TO LOVE. This new exhibition of seven pieces of contemporary video art, courtesy of Rebecca Russo and Videoinsight® Foundation, is open to the general public and on display in the Phoenicia lobby space. Those staying at the Phoenicia will also be able to view a number of other new video art works in guest rooms, adding to the existing selection on the exclusive dedicated Video Art channel. Videoinsight® Foundation, one of the worlds’ largest video art collections, has collaborated with the Phoenicia since 2014 to display Video Art from its collection.
VIDEO ART PROJECT II: LOVE TO LOVE also incorporates the launch of a Video Art Competition, whose aim is to encourage and inspire artists in Lebanon. Entrants will compete for the grand prize of having their video work showcased at the Videoinsight® Foundation in Italy and the Phoenicia Hotel as well as a weekend stay at the Phoenicia for the winning artist. Artists interested in taking part in the competition are invited to inquire for more details by emailing [email protected]. The Video Art Competition and VIDEO ART PROJECT II: LOVE TO LOVE continues the commitment of the Videoinsight® Foundation’s vision and inspiration in Video Art, and adds to the Phoenicia’s established reputation as an art hotel that not only features many world-class works throughout its premises, but also seeks to support artists in Lebanon and the region, encouraging their talent to grow.