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.

 

31 May 2016

A glimpse of the "sculptural spaces" built by Suha Traboulsi

14 Jun 2016

More Suha Traboulsi built "sculptural spaces"

 

16 Jun 2016

Additional "sculptural spaces" by Traboulsi

 

20 Jun 2016

Even more Suha Traboulsi "sculptural spaces"

 

21 Jun 2016

Final set of Suha Traboulsi-built "sculptural spaces"

 

All images courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery.

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Author

Walid RAAD

Topic
Research Notes
Date
Tue, 21 Jun 2016
Cite as
Walid RAAD, Section 39_Index XXXVII: Traboulsi, Tue, 21 Jun 2016

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