Rasmet means drawing in Arabic, and I gave my masterpiece this name because I worked over the air that is the space framed inside this triangle. I drew on air.
Rasmet by Lana Charara 2016. Sh7eem, Lebanon (made in). 100cm – 150cm – 150cm.
Rasmet was displayed during the 2016 Mashrou’ Proletkult exhibition at the American University of Beirut (AUB)‘s Art Gallery, where it was displayed for 6 months.
“Mashrou’ Proletkult is not a curated exhibition, but the fruit of collective work carried out in the summer of 2016 by the Mashrou’ Proletkult Working Committee. The Committee comprises art history and architecture students, art professors, and other cultural workers from and around AUB. For this exhibition and its congress, there is No Curator, No Jury, No Prizes, No Fees involved, and all decisions with regard to it are made collectively by the Mashrou’ Proletkult Working Committee. The name “Proletkult” is inspired by the revolutionary cultural politics established in the Soviet Russia after the October revolution or 1917, with the goal of encouraging mass participation in the making of a new progressive art and culture. We are bringing this historical experience into the reality of our flat, gray, and ahistorical contemporaneity in the hope of making a modest contribution towards a more democratic and egalitarian culture.” Mashrou’ Proletkult; Exhibition & All-Artist-Congress at AUB
Stages over the time span of 5 months in 2016: