Exhibition
1 March 2022–4 April 2022

Iwan Maktabi’s UnMasked 2.0

1 March 2022–4 April 2022 | Part of Alserkal Art Week

Ten Lebanese creatives come together to feature works ranging from limited edition carpets to crafted collectible objects

Starts 1 March 2022

Ends 4 April 2022

Venue Warehouse 32

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Iwan Maktabi’s UnMasked 2.0

Following the unprecedented 2020 lockdown and the tragic Beirut blast of August 4th, Iwan Maktabi, third generation Lebanese carpet gallery, brought the worlds of art, design and architecture together to host the first UnMasked event in Dubai in March 2021. After its ground-breaking success, Iwan Maktabi has chosen to stage a second edition of UnMasked on view at the Iwan Maktabi Lab in warehouse 32 at Alserkal Avenue to showcase the works of seven prominent Lebanese creatives.

The exhibition highlights the latest from IWAN MAKTABI LAB, an ongoing project involving a range of architects, designers and artists including Rumi Dalle, David/Nicolas, Orient 499, Georges Mohasseb, Roula Salamoun, Nadine Kanso, BOKJA, Tamara Barrage, Thomas Trad and Carlo Massoud, who have collaborated with Iwan Maktabi on limited edition carpets and collectible designs.

As the go-to address for rare carpets and textiles, contemporary designs and innovation in craft, Iwan Maktabi has added to the depths of people’s appreciation for carpets in Lebanon and the region. This exhibition allows enthusiasts to physically enjoy beautiful works entirely made by artists based in Lebanon, shining a light on Lebanon and the region’s creative talents.

The exhibition runs from 1 March until 4 April, Monday to Sunday from 10am – 7pm at Warehouse 32. Closed on Saturdays.