Ortstermin 2020: Der Schamane

Project sketch by Salah Saouli

28 – 30 August 2020, 2 – 8 pm daily

During the “open studios” of the local art festival “Ortstermin”, Art-Lab Berlin’s co-director Salah Saouli presents sketches and objects for his new project, Der Schamane (The Shaman).

Image: The artist (painting by unknown artist)

Following the recent explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020, the Lebanese media was filled with different theories related to this disaster. Conspiracy theories were abundant and the well-known clairvoyant Michel Hayek even claimed that he had predicted a great explosion.

As so often in times of crisis, it seems that people recur to secret and supernatural forces when trying to come to terms with traumatic events and disasters.

This project takes a closer look at the underlying reasons for this phenomenon.

Image: Mask

Image: Salah Saouli: Hidden Images (2015), oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

Image: Salah Saouli: The Shaman (2017)

Image: Salah Saouli: Die Schöpfung I / Creation I (2001), oil on canvas 180 x 210 cm

Venue: Art-Lab Berlin * Perleberger Straße 60 * 10559 Berlin

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