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Fatima ElHajj | Readings

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Albareh Art Gallery presents “Readings”, a solo exhibition by Lebanese painter Fatima El Hajj. The book and the act of reading is what inspires Fatima’s painted meditations, through colorful interstices staged in the familiar textures of the gardens she has admired: Her family estate in Wardanieh, the beautiful garden of roses in Rmaileh and the paintings of the Impressionist masters. The book opens as a timeless familiar space, filled with presences from other times that we must discover by ourselves: Reading memories from the past as if they never happened before, as if nobody had ever read them before.