Shooting Stars

Group Exhibition

Andrew Maughan | Minyoung Kim | Suanjaya Kencut | Tiange Yu | Austin Taylor |

May 11 – June 1, 2023

Aout Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.

We are pleased to present our upcoming group show ๐”˜๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ญ๐”ฆ๐”ž curated by ๐’œ๐’ชร›๐’ฏ & ๐’ฅ๐’ซ ๐’œ๐‘…๐’ฏ ๐’œ๐’Ÿ๐’ฑ๐ผ๐’ฎ๐’ช๐‘…๐’ด
In Beirut, Lebanon.

The group show will be featuring a selection of top international contemporary artists, each expressing their view of their idea of a ๐”˜๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ญ๐”ฆ๐”ž through their lenses.

Opening on the 11th of May 2023, at Aoรปt’s second space 119 Rue Pharaon Mar Mikhael from 6-8pm.

Artworks by Suanjaya Kencut, Austyn Taylor, Tiange Yu, Minyoung Kim and Andrew Maughan will be on view until June 1st 2023.

Throughout history, the term ๐”˜๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ญ๐”ฆ๐”ž has been used to describe a perfect or ideal society, free from conflict and suffering. Often portrayed in fiction and literature, it envisions a world where social, political, and economic conditions are ideal, and everyone lives in harmony, peace, and prosperity.

In this intriguing exhibition, the artists present their own interpretations of what a ๐”˜๐”ฑ๐”ฌ๐”ญ๐”ฆ๐”ž could look like and whether it is an achievable concept.

Through various mediums, including paintings and sculptures, the artists explore themes such as equality, personal experience, harmony, and social justice. Some artists imagine utopias that are in harmony with nature or other organisms, while others imagine a more egalitarian utopia where resources are shared equitably and everyone has access to the necessities of life.

Text byย @asimxmm


To the Moon Series - Hugs, 120cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023

To the Moon Series - Relax, 120cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2023

Utopia Exhibition at Aout Gallery