“Growing up, I ate lunch with my maternal grandparents every other Sunday. They lived in a large, cold apartment and showed their affection in a restrained manner; so I spent most of my time sitting in a chair trying to behave.” This first sentence from Rayyane Tabet’s performance Dear Victoria marks the start of an artistic project and quest based on a family story. A spy story?
The first edition of the book accompanied an exhibition which travelled from the Kunstverein in Hamburg to Beirut. The second edition of the book is published in conjunction with the exhibition at the Carré d’Art – Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nîmes.
About the Author
Rayyane Tabet’s work explores the relationship between history and the built environment. His multi-faceted installations often reconstitute the perception of physical and temporal distance.
One of the artists whose commissioned works was featured in the Jameel Arts Centre exhibition ‘Phantom Limb,’ his work Steel Rings (from the series The Shortest Distance Between Two Points) is also one of the works in the Art Jameel Collection.
About the Publisher
Founded in 2015 with the mission of promoting the talent of artists from the region, Kaph Books is a publishing house based in Beirut, Lebanon, and specialising in quality art books on Middle-Eastern artists or art practices. Each book is unique, created in collaboration with the artists and contributors with high technical and design quality.