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Noura Alsager

The Lebanese Rocket Society: A Dream Takes Flight

[Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, The Lebanese Rocket Society: The President's Album (detail), (2011). Image courtesy of CRG Gallery, New York. Photo by Susan Alzner.]

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige The Lebanese Rocket Society--A Tribute to Dreamers (Parts II, III, IV, and V) CRG Gallery, Manhattan February 28 -- April 20, 2013   In April 1961, students from Halgazian University along with instructor Manoug Manougian launched a rocket over Ain Saadeh, northeast of Beirut, Lebanon. They formed the school’s first rocket society and by 1967, they had designed, built, and launched more than ten space rockets and gained both ...

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Open Sesame: Memories from a War-Torn Generation

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Open Sesame Curated by Ola El-Khalidi apexart, Manhattan   17 January -- 2 March 2013   Through a small collection of objects, maps, letters, and photographs, Open Sesame leads viewers back in time to 2 August 1990— the morning Iraq invades Kuwait. The exhibit pieces together the miscellaneous belongings of children at the time, whom curator Ola El-Khalidi refers to as the “Open Sesame” generation. “Open Sesame” is also the Arabic name for the pan-Arab ...

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Noura Alsager

Noura Alsager writes about art and literature and lives between Kuwait and New York City.