Date: Friday, December 21 2011
Time: 7 – 9 pm (Reception 7 pm & Artist Talk at 8pm)
Place: Contemporary Art Platform, inside Life Center
Join CAP for a viewing of Nadim Karam’s latest large-scale sculpture, “Genius of the Desert,” commissioned by the Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait (CAP) for the Life Center in Industrial Shuwaikh.
Nadim Karam will also give an artist talk about his life & work with Atelier Hapsitus, which is a combination of the words “happening” and “situation.”
More about Nadim:
Nadim Karam graduated from AUB in 1982, and went on to do his MA and PhD in architecture at Tokyo University on a Japanese government scholarship. Returning to post-war Beirut, he founded Atelier Hapsitus with the idea of forming a multi- disciplinary group to create an original urban vocabulary. Their first work was a theoretical reflection on the destroyed city centre (Hilarious Beirut), which was followed by urban art interventions in Beirut during Solidere’s infrastructural phase, then others in Prague, Japan, the UK and Australia.
Publications on his work include ‘Voyage’ (2000) ‘Urban Toys’ (2006) and ‘The Cloud, the Desert and the Arabian Breeze’ (2007).