The Phoenicia Hotel Beirut, in collaboration with the Videoinsight® Foundation, launched the ‘Phoenicia Hotel Art Photo Prize’ Edition 2019
Jury Panel: Rebecca Russo, President of the Videoinsight® Foundation; Najib Salha, PHAP Founding Judge; Roger Moukarzel, Photographer; Tarek Nahas, Art Collector; Mazen Salha, SGHL Chairman.
One photographer per month is invited to the Phoenicia Hotel to produce one Art Photo during a one-night stay. An annual exhibition, displaying all 12 Art Photos, will be held at the end of the year. A judging panel will announce the winner for the year at the launch of the exhibition. The Phoenicia Hotel is a place where anything can happen. It could be magical, romantic, creative, intriguing, inspiring, mysterious. The lobby is a lively theatre of life. The hotel seeks imagination to grace its doors.
The Videoinsight® Foundation has assigned the VIDEOINSIGHT® PRIZE 2018 to COSIMO TERLIZZI for the Artwork entitled ‘LA SACRA FAMIGLIA’.
The photography has been included in the VIDEOINSIGHT® COLLECTION. A Solo Exhibition at the Videoinsight® Foundation will be granted to the Artist.
The Phoenicia Hotel Beirut is happy to announce that Rebecca Russo, President of the Videoinsight® Foundation, has selected Mario Daou’s “Northern Lights” video as the Winner for Video Art III: Free Your Mind.
All Art Works will be exhibited in a special Art Show at the Videoinsight® Foundation in Spring 2018.
Following is the conclusion from Rebecca Russo for each video Art Work.
Mario Daou – “Northern Lights” 2017
RR : “It contains a lot of energy, motion, power. The amount of colours is explosive. The artwork shows one shot the Life, the Science, the Art. It transmits happiness, joy, cheerfulness. It is amazing, chromo therapeutic, magic.”
Elie Fahed – “How Does It Feel To Miss Someone” 2017
RR : “It’s a performative work. It touches the soul, activates the reflection, promotes identification, and involves the spectator. It has a rushing rhythm. It’s powerful, gorgeous.”
Loukman Nassredine – “Suppression” 2017
RR : “It’s so psychoanalytic; it deeply represents the memory process, the amnesia, the forgetfulness, the elaboration of the loss, the unconscious removal. It has a very high Videoinsight® Impact; it’s perfect for Art Therapy applying the Videoinsight® Method. Everybody needs to remove something.”
Jeroen Kramer – “Untitled 305” 2017
RR : “It is very poetic, romantic, pictorial, and meditative. The black and white choice is original, the technique is sophisticated.”
Mamad Mossadegh – “The Breeze” 2016
RR : “It’s very delicate, fresh, and light. It promotes the meditation, the relaxation. It raises the pain, opens the hearth, and stimulates the Well-being.”
For its third successful year, Phoenicia Hotel is continuing to support the arts through the launch of VIDEO ART PROJET III: “FREE YOUR MIND” on September 21th 2017, in collaboration with Rebecca Russo, President of Videoinsight® Foundation. This new exhibition of five pieces of contemporary video art is being held in the Phoenicia lobby and is open to the general public. Guests of the Phoenicia have the added luxury of being able to view a comprehensive selection of video art from the Videoinsight® Foundation via the exclusive dedicated Video Art channel available complimentary in all rooms. VIDEO ART PROJECT III: FREE YOUR MIND features new art works from a competition run by Phoenicia Hotel and the Videoinsight® Foundation, and seeks to inspire and encourage local artists in Lebanon in the future. The competition winner will be announced beginning of October and will have their video work showcased at the Videoinsight® Foundation in Italy, as well as receiving a weekend stay at the Phoenicia. Artists interested in taking part in future competitions are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org. VIDEO ART PROJECT III: “FREE YOUR MIND” is a continuation of Videoinsight® Foundation’s vision and commitment to Video Art, exhibiting the results from the previous competition, and further enhances the Phoenicia’s reputation as an art hotel that not only features many world-class works throughout its premises, but also seeks to support artists in Lebanon and the region.
La Fondazione Videoinsight® acquisisce l’opera per la Videoinsight® Collection, offre all’Artista un Solo Show presso il Videoinsight® Center e la pubblicazione dell’opera nel Catalogo della Collezione Videoinsight® 2017.