Saloua Raouda Choucair


Choucair is a Lebanese artist, and this exhibition at the Tate Modern is the first time her work has been shown in the United Kingdom. While the exhibition is quite small, consisting of only four rooms, there is still plenty to recommend it.

Her best works are her abstract sculptures in wood and tufa. They look like the scenery from Arzach, perhaps not terribly surprising given MÅ“bius penchant for borrowing Levantine motifs. Choucair's sculptures have a pleasing, human sense of scale about them. This works very well for the wood and metal pieces, but somehow works against the glass and nylon sculptures found in the final room. These could have been grander to emphasise their fragility; as it is they feel a bit too safe.

Tate Modern's exhibition of Saloua Raouda Choucair is on until the 20th of October, 2013

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