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Culture

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DRAWING LINES by Tamara Zantout Author and producer of the eponymous book, this dynamic Lebanese woman tried to unlock the mysteries of her own identity and her own culture when she moved to Beirut after spending several years in London. With a real sensitivity to the urban atmospheres she discovered while studying Architecture and Urban Planning, she chose to explore her attachment to her country and her identity through Beirut graffiti and their evolution. She has always seen Lebanon through the idealist prism of her parent’s nationalism. When she started living in the city, Tamara Zantout discovered a different aspect of the country, made of anger, hope. Her book focuses on graffitis of different neighbourhoods of Beirut, among which those painted by artists

who left their footprint in the streets like Ashekman, Yazan Halwani, Said Mahmoud and Karim Tamerji, Fish and Benoît Debbane. According to the author, “The book is an attempt to understand how different and diverse local and foreign artists communicate Lebanese identity”.

Benoit Debbane - Wajhit al Seir

Circles of identity by Zepha - Photo by Bernard Khalil

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