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Friday, January 13, 2012

Saloua Raouda Choucair

My friend Nelida will be glad that I have discovered the art of Saloua Raouda Choucair, now 95, bedridden and pale, according to the reviewer, Kelen Wilson Goldie (ArtForum  Jan. 2012).  A retrospective at the Beirut Exhibition Center contains the exquisite Poem in Nine Verses, 1966-68, aluminum 11 3/8 x 8 5/8  x 2 3/4.” Goldie also cites Adonis’ concept that “language is the material presence of thought itself.”