Intervista a Naila Kettaneh-Kunigk

video Naila

For the finissage of the exhibition I am one acquainted with the night, opened last June, we now publish the video interview with Naila Kettaneh-Kunigk, owner of the Tanit gallery in Beirut, made by Michele Alberto Sereni. WATCH THE VIDEO

I am one acquainted with the night is a collaborationbetween Studio la Città and Galerie Tanit, Beirut reflecting solidarity and resilience. It borrows its titlefrom a poem by Robert Frost. It declares familiarity with darkness, to allow the light to come back through thework of 15 artists. The exhibition is part of a program that began in April 2021 with the group show
Today I would like to be a Tree, in which Studio la Città exhibited Al Kadiri’s charcoal drawings, sold to finance the reconstruction of the buildings destroyed by the explosion at the port of Beirut.


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