Bilal Khbeiz

Bilal Khbeiz is a poet, an essayist and an artist living in Beirut.


Writing images with words: an inheritance of ambiguous faces
Beirut-based artist and writer Walid Salek's book of essays, called Jane-Loyse Tissier, deals with stereotyping in art. He is concerned with the way the Third World is often treated as a cliche of constant emergency and crisis and not as a subjective and historical space. His essays reinterpret some canonical works of Western art by artists like Titian, Courbet, Ensor, Giotto and David. His claim is that all pictures and all interpretations are contingent and thus in defending the Third World's right to its own interpretations based on its own values the entire world is being defended.
Fuel for Thought
Country Arts SA Cementa Unley Museum NAVA