Seta Manoukian: Painting in Levitation
Edited by Aline Manoukian

Contributions by Gregory Buchakjian, Kristine Khouri and Aline Manoukian
Co-published as part of the Saradar
Collection x Kaph Books series

Book design: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Hardcover English / Arabic, 168 pages 21 x 27 cm. 130 artworks reproductions (colored)
ISBN 978 - 614 - 8035 - 10 - 4

Seta Manoukian: Painting in Levitation
Edité par Aline Manoukian

Contributions par Gregory Buchakjian, Kristine Khouri et Aline Manoukian
Co-édité dans le cadre de la série Saradar Collection x Kaph Books
Conception graphique: Jérôme Saint-Loubert Bié
Anglais
/ Arabe, 168 pages 21 x 27 cm, 130  reproductions
ISBN 978 - 614 - 8035 - 10 - 4
Painting in levitation, Painting for healing
Essay by Gregory Buchakjian


[Excerpt]


The decade of war painting is a testimony of a human experience during which “people have been very much affected. They were not afraid of death anymore. We became old.”  Initially, there was something enjoyable about it: “When war broke out I had finished my own personal war. However, things were crazy; I was very joyful and always ready to help others. I had become reconciled with myself. During that period, I forgot the horizon and was more preoccupied with waves.”   Then, “war finally got to me, then fear, and I decided to leave.”  In his “Letter to an Immigrant”, Pierre Abi Saab asks why he is sad: “Is it because you packed your luggage and left behind your life, our lives? Is it because you are one of Beirut’s most liberated women and one of the most Arab of the city’s Armenians? Is it because you are the most open-minded among the partisans and the most engaged, among the open-minded, toward the causes of the people from all neighborhoods?” 
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