Author: Anglo American Section

Squatting… in Wiesbaden…

I would like to invite you to the group exhibition “Squatting” at Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden / Germany. Opening on Friday, September 12, 2014, 5:30 to 9 pm 13 Sept- 14 Dec. 2014 http://www.kunstverein-wiesbaden.de/en/exhibitions/exibition-details/squatting-4621.html I will be showing the light object “Lichtobjekt”, 2010 (see attached image) Bests, Salah Saouli xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Anbei ist eine Einladung für die Ausstellung “Hausbesetzung” im Nassauischen Kunstverein, Wiesbaden. http://www.kunstverein-wiesbaden.de/ausstellungen/ausstellungen-detail/hausbesetzung-4620.html Eröffnung am 12.9.2014, 17:30 bis 20 Uhr Ausstellungsdauer: 13. September 2014 bis 14. Dezember 2014 Ich bin mit der Arbeit “Lichtobjekt”, 2010 vertreten (siehe Anhang). Viele Grüße, Salah...

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Frederic Abcarius

Here are the answers to your 7 questions:   How was life in Beirut different in those days and what are your most vivid memories of that time? Life was wonderful and beautiful. At times a bit turbulent because of the Palestinian conflicts, but other than that, daily life and the quality of life was absolutely fantastic. How do you think that the years of school in Beirut have influenced your later life? I became the envy of a lot of people I met later in life. (Europe and now Canada) Whom did you stay in touch with over...

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“People’s pope” grows in stature with peace-making efforts in Middle East

South China Morning Post // COMMENT›INSIGHT & OPINION – LEADER // PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 May, 2014, 4:28am // UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 May, 2014, 11:53am // SCMP Editorial Pope Francis, in a mere three days, has seemingly made more progress in pushing for an end to the Middle East conflict than years of US and European mediation. The Israeli and Palestinian presidents have agreed to join him in praying for peace at the Vatican, he has tried to smooth tensions between Christians and Muslims, and he has paid homage to Jews killed during the Nazi holocaust and in...

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Three Men and a Prayer
 – Three goals and an atmosphere

JERUSALEM: 29 May 2014 — Pope Francis indicated the reason and purpose of his visit to the Holy land from the outset. It was to show that he was close to the peoples of the region and he wanted to give a renewed impulse to Christian unity, inter-religious dialogue and the quest for peace. He had asked everyone to support him in prayer before, during – and most importantly too, now afterwards. – The three days of the visit were so filled with events and had drawn such wide appeal that it would really be difficult to sum it...

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Papal Visit to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)

What follows is an insight into a particular event that will take place on Monday 26 – Pope Francis’s visit to the Holocaust Museum, where he will also be accompanied by Israel’s President and Prime Minister. Our ‘inside view’ of this event comes from a member of the Vatican Mass Media Commission which is part of the preparatory team for the papal visit, and offers an interesting ‘Salesian’ reading of this part of the Pope’s very delicate visit to a troubled Holy Land. JERUSALEM: 24 May 2014 — On the afternoon of Thursday 22 May 2014, there was a...

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A big commercial complex…

I am back in Berlin now and have begun to think about the intensive 20 days I spent in Beirut. First, the exhibition went very well, there were a lot of visitors and we had a good press resonence, both from cultural journalists and critics as well as from a envorinment activist who wrote about my outdoor installations (these were presented as photos and documentation). I was lucky that the situation was relatively calm during my stay. I found the situation quite tense in comparison with the last two years, but seen in the light of the events of...

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The Collection of Y. Hayek

Series 1, works by Salah Saouli Art collector Y. Hayek has over the past 20 years built up a collection of key works by younger generations of Arab artists. The collection will be presented in a series of exhibitions in different cities around the world. Each focusing on one artist and accompanied by texts providing art historical context and analysis. This exhibition  presents paintings, objects and installations by the Lebanese artist, Salah Saouli and will show a series of works stemming from different periods of the artist’s career together with other selected works from the collection of Y. Hayek....

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ST. JOHN BOSCO (1815-1888): a spiritual outline

Giovannino Bosco was born on 14 August 1815 in a poor family of peasants near Asti (Northern Italy). At 2 he lost his father and “Mamma Margaret” brought him up together with two other children. God enriched him with many gifts; when he was  9 years old in a mysterious dream He called him to a special vocation: to give himself totally for the good of the young. From his youth Giovanni was known for his piety, his industry and his realism. He founded, with his schoolmates, the “Cheerful Society”, whose end was to fulfill their school and religious...

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Beirut & the School in 1953

Received this text and picture from Salah Saouli some days ago and finally found the time to print them online : thanks a million Salah! Diego I hope you are doing well, and  I wish you all a merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy new year. During preparation (researching) for my last exhibition in Beirut last April, I found this historical image (attached jpg) in a private photo archive. I was informed that the picture was taken in 1953 at an opening ceremony of the Druses main house ( Beit at-taifa Ad-durzieh) in Verdun street in Beirut. In...

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The photographs on the website of female pupils astonished me…

After his comment being published, I thought that it should be published also as a featured article and wrote to him asking permission. Please find hereafter his reply and the whole comment again, ciao. Diego Dear Diego, Thanks for your flattering comments. I am happy for my comments to be published on the website. Sadly, I have no photographs – none at all from that era. My father used an 8mm movie camera but, of course, he did not ever take any pictures at the school. I did not have a camera as a child. I have noticed that...

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