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Saloua Raouda Choucair is having a retrospective at the Tate Modern in Britain. The new itself, should be spreading jolts of pride and admiration through our artistic circles... For me personally, it is with exceptional pride that I read the Guardian's Adrian Searle's words about her.
"Tobe a woman artist anywhere throughout the 20th century was hard enough. To beone born at the edge of the Ottoman empire in 1916, and to have spent almosther entire career in her native Beirut, unrecognised except within thecity's small artistic community, always placed her at the fringes of the largerartistic avant garde. She has lived surrounded by her work, most of which shestill owns."
I truly love it when old Lebanese artists can still show us how futile and amateurish we are... Chafic Abboud, Jamil Molaeb, Yvette Achkar, and so on. Great names, sadly not all of them household names to a new generation of pretentious artists who think they are inventing gun powder. But this is incredible - and it deserves repeating - Saloua RaoudaChoucair at the Tate Modern.