ISSUE 05

AAA Blog —15 Invitations For 15 Years
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Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi

Walid Raad


Between 1967 and 2009, Hong Kong-based artist Ha Bik Chuen collaborated with the Beirut-based artist Suha Traboulsi on a number of projects. Most of these remained out of view until 2010, after Ha's death, when his archives were unpacked and studied. The two met in 1962 when Traboulsi travelled to Hong Kong to research Chinese calligraphic practices. They struck an immediate friendship that soon turned into an artistic collaboration from afar: Ha in Hong Kong and Traboulsi in Beirut.
– excerpted text by Walid Raad
 
The New York-based artist Walid Raad follows his 2014 residency with a project stemming from his research into AAA's Ha Bik Chuen Archive. Inspired by Ha's ephemera-laden collage books, the project consists of Suha Traboulsi's 'sculptural spaces' and reproductions of canonical modern paintings by Arab artists.

Here are his thoughts...



21 Jun 2016
Final Suha 
Traboulsi built 'sculptural spaces' to complete the group


Image: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction V), 2016. 


20 Jun 2016
Even more Suha Traboulsi 'sculptural spaces'...


Image: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction IV), 2016. 


16 Jun 2016
Additional 'sculptural spaces' by Traboulsi...



Image: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction III), 2016. 


14 Jun 2016
More Suha Traboulsi built 'sculptural spaces'...


Image: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction II), 2016. 


31 May 2016
A glimpse of the 'sculptural spaces' built by Suha Traboulsi.



Image: Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi (Editor's Introduction I), 2016.


All images c
ourtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.


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