Like the Delayed Rays of a Star: A Photographic Installation

February 28, 2024 - 5 PM Round table, 6 PM exhibition opening

Gezairy Art Gallery

The INSTITUTE OF ART IN THE ARAB WORLD at the Lebanese American University would like to invite you to:

Like the delayed rays of a star 
an exhibition and a round table discussion on February 28, 2024

  • Round table discussion: 5:00 PM in the Gezairy Gallery
    • Prof. Heather M. O’Brien-Takahashi (Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA) – Professor and Exhibiting Artist, Panelist Presenter
    • Dr. Ghina Ghazzeri (American University Beirut Medical Center), Panelist Presenter 
    • Dr. Nadya Sbaiti (Georgetown University Doha, Qatar) – Professor, Panelist Presenter
    • Mr. George Hanna Graphic Designer/Exhibition Design, Panelist Presenter
    • Dr. Yasmine Nachabe Taan (Lebanese American University) Director, Institute of Art in the Arab World, Panel Chair
  • Exhibition: opening at 6:00 PM
    • like the delayed rays of a star contemplates the role of the gaze, the exhibition questions misplaced anxieties of what it means to grow up in a post 9/11 image landscape and to give birth in Beirut during the August 4, 2020 explosion.
      The photographs and films center around questions such as 
      —What is a home? Will there ever be another way to see Beirut?

      The exhibition is open on week days from 29 February to 13 March, 10:00 AM till 6:00 PM.

Artist Bio: 

Heather M O’Brien-Takahashi is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. She received an MFA from CalArts and her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Los Angeles, the University Art Galleries at UC Irvine, Sursock Museum, and the International Center of Photography NYC.