Art Breeds Hope For A Better Future In A Struggling Lebanon

Between Shadows and Lights, an exhibition by Lebanese artist Anachar Basbous

Hanane Tabet


Art Breeds Hope For A Better Future In A Struggling Lebanon

When shadows surround a population craving peace and joy, and when darkness prevails over happiness and love, art comes to heal, spreading light to the souls that lost the meaning of living amid the crisis Lebanon is going through. Art in Motion, the non-profit association which objective is to establish a cultural dialogue through art, in public space, chose light over darkness and decided to lift the spirits of all Lebanese, by organizing “Between shadows and lights”, an exhibition by the renowned Lebanese sculptor Anachar Basbous, that was inaugurated on October 8, 2021 at the dreamy landscape of Domaine Ixsir.




The exhibition showcased sculptures designed to remind the world that this small nation isn’t home to disasters and catastrophes, but rather home to creative minds, able to bring back the glory of the Lebanese artistic scene.




During the opening evening, art enthusiasts wandered the beautiful Ixsir vineyard, admiring the sculptures and their meaning on the lush musical sounds of DJette, and sipping their drinks over a magical sunset.

 “It is time for us to leave all our sorrows behind and remember that we are the people of hope, resilience and courage.” Says Rania Tabbara, Founder of Art in Motion. “We, Art in Motion, want to remind the Lebanese of their joy of life through this exhibition. Between shadows and lights will bring hope back to the community and our aim is restoring faith in our future.”

 “Each stroke of the stone carver is an attempt to carve darkness out of our sad souls.” Said Anachar Basbous. “And with each curve, light is shed  to put our community back on its feet. My sculptures here today are a reminder that no matter how hard the stone is, a beautiful statue will emerge beautifully at the end.”




Between Shadows and Lights will remain open for public till November 8, 2021 sending a message that not all darkness remains, but lights will be shed and hope will be restored.