The Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute celebrate on Wednesday Hussein Madi’s “Italian Hours” at the Beirut Art Fair. Unexpected Trove is the exhibition curated by Abed Al Kadiri with Madi’s works of his early Roman period (1964-1970).
The influence of Rome on the young Madi is a nice story about cultural heritage and relations between classical figurative works of art and abstract creations. A single episode in the long history of Italian-Lebanese artistic and cultural discourse.
From the glorious Sixties until today many young people found inspiration and built their carrier in Italy.
As Hussein Madi at the time, many Lebanese nowadays pursue their studies and researches in Italy.
This year, more than 360 students enrolled in programs at Italians universities (scholarship and non scholarship). According to Ambassador Marotti, Rome remains one of the cities that have the power to transform and shape the life and career of people.