- MACAM, Lebanon celebrates its second anniversary
27 June 2015 is a special day for MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum founded by Cesar Nammour and Gabriela S. Schaub in Alita, Lebanon. In the spirit of the museum, which goes beyond simply collecting and exhibiting, MACAM is celebrating its first two years of life with three events: a retrospective of Lebanese sculptor Boulos Richa showing ninty artworks spanning almost fifty years of his productive life, with the launch of a book about him, and “The Age of Iron” exhibition displaying works from the iron sculpture competition and awarding prizes to the three winners.
Boulos Richa, born in 1926, is a Lebanese sculptor who creates his works from scrap and leftover iron parts and tools to come up with art that is deeply rooted in the territory and dedicated to themes such as war and peace, freedom and resistance - all extremely topical issues in a country like Lebanon.
Accompanying this retrospective is the exhibition of the artworks of the participants in the iron sculpture competition, “The Age of Iron” that continues “The Age of Bronze and the Age of Wood” series launched in 2013 to explore different materials used to create sculptures.
An opportunity to find out more about MACAM that is becoming more and more established as a reference point in Lebanese cultural life rolling out initiatives that focus on involving the general public with lots of offers, particularly for children and teens, because as Albert Camus wrote, “To create is likewise to give a shape to one's fate”.
MACAM, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum www.macamlebanon.com
Location: Alita, Lebanon
Exhibition “Retrospective of Boulos Richa” and “The Age of Iron”, from 27.6.2015
Images: Courtesy of MACAM