Seta Manoukian: Painting in Levitation

Book Launch and Roundtable

Thursday March 7, 2019, starting 6.30 pm
Sursock Museum

Saradar Collection and Kaph Books are thrilled to invite you to the book launch of Seta Manoukian: Painting in Levitation.
A conversation with Seta Manoukian, back in Beirut for the book launch after 20 years of absence, Kristine Khouri and Gregory Buchakjian will be moderated by Saleh Barakat.
Book signing and drinks will follow at the Museum Store.

This publication marks the beginning of Kaph Books x Saradar Collection series of books on artists from the Saradar Collection.

Born in Lebanon in 1945, Seta Manoukian is a painter. Her early drawings reveal a sense of composition, a strong artistic hand and an original talent. She was teaching at Lebanese University when the Civil War began in 1975. After 10 years of war in Lebanon she had to flee, to LA defeated by war, where she still lives today, as a Buddhist nun. This publication looks back at Manoukian’s work, focusing on the 70s and 80s periods of her practice. It includes essays by Gregory Buchakjian, Kristine Khouri and Aline Manoukian.