Rio Art Museum exhibits photographs by Lebanese Dia Mrad

Exhibition ‘The Road to Reframe’ [‘Beirute: o caminho dos olhares’] opened this Friday (5) and runs until August 28. The solo exhibition honors the victims of the explosion in the Port of Beirut in 2020.

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São Paulo – The solo exhibition of photographs ‘The Road to Reframe’ [‘Beirute: o Caminho dos Olhares’], by the Lebanese Dia Mrad, is on display from this Friday (5) at the Rio Art Museum (MAR) in Rio de Janeiro. For the first time in Brazil, the exhibition of Fine Art photographs is held by the Consulate General of Lebanon to Rio de Janeiro to honor the explosion victims at the Port of Beirut in 2020; a tragedy occurred two years ago. The exhibition has free admission and runs until August 28. The picture above is part of the exhibition.

Once the dust had settled and the smoke cleared, Dia Mrad’s eye-opening journey on the morning of August 5, 2020 – a pilgrimage through the pulverized remains of the city – confirmed an unfathomable truth that Beirut was decimated.

One of the photographs from the exhibition

This journey set the tone for a new chapter in Mrad’s works, highlighting an emotional connection to his central theme, the architecture of the Lebanese capital. After spending years capturing the construction reality of the city, it was now naked and exposed. Submitting to his craft, Mrad went on to capture this new reality.

The explosion at the Port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, deeply marked Lebanon’s recent history. Considered the second largest non-nuclear explosion in the world, the tragedy claimed the lives of over 200 people, injured thousands more, and destroyed half of the country’s capital.

“The Road to Reframe” has the support of the City Hall of Rio de Janeiro, MAR, Instituto Inclusartiz, Maré do Amanhã Orchestra, Federation of Lebanese-Brazilian Entities of Rio de Janeiro, and Brazil-Lebanon Chamber of Commerce (CCBL) in Rio de Janeiro.

Twenty-eight pictures are on display; some are for sale. The solo exhibition is open to the general public in the foyer on the fifth floor of the MAR. More information at www.museudeartedorio.org.br .

Quick facts:

Exhibition ‘The Road to Reframe’ [‘Beirute: o caminho dos olhares’] by Dia Mrad
Foyer, 5th floor – Rio Art Museum (MAR) – Rio de Janeiro
Thursday to Sunday, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm BRT (last entrance at 5:00 pm)
August 5 to 28
Free admission

Translated by Elúsio Brasileiro

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