Kolkata - City of Colors

Frem 201, Byblos campus

The Department of Art & Design is hosting an exhibition titled: “Kolkata - City of Colors”.

This collection if images by Bassam Lahoud shows us a world that is distinctly dynamic, colorful and diverse, ranging from the figures of women carrying out domestic tasks in public, such as washing clothes, to those of nuns walking down a stairway, almost surreally suspended in space, as in a painting by Magritte. The  photographs evoke a world that is rich in contrast and overlaps between the public and the private; the “human condition” is portrayed in its various forms, many of which attest to the difficulties of survival within a global economy. Yet these pictures also show the beauty and resilience of ordinary people from Kolkata, India.