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Lebanon to Leipzig: a friendship told through art

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Lebanon in Leipzig: Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019
Artist Mahmoud Dabdoub and doctor Marwan Nuwayhid in 2019. Photo by Clementine Butler-Gallie

“Mahmoud and I are opposites; he is an artist, I am a doctor, he is a Muslim, I am an atheist, he is a refugee, I am not. We are friends beyond our categories, because of something much deeper.”

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Isabelle Dutoit: reenchantment with natural world

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Isabelle Dutoit Sieben Tiger, 2018, oil on canvas, 190 x 240 cm

Combining a delicate precision of realism with abstract colour layers, Leipzig painter Isabelle Dutoit forges fantastical realms where dreams and actuality converge. Through superimposing the real with the uncanny, Isabelle shatters the illusion of the image. The familiar regresses into the unknown…

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Islam and contemporary art at Halle 14

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AAAAAAAAAAAH by Anahita Razmi | Photo credit: Halle 14 - Walther Le Kon, 2019.

Particularly in the context of Saxony’s current political climate, “Forgotten Enlightenments” stands as a statement to the power of inclusion, integration and culture.

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