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Sfeir-Semler Gallery

Rayyane Tabet

The Shortest Distance Between Two Points

RAYYANE TABET, Steel Rings, 2013, Rolled, engraved steel with kilometer, longitude, latitude and elevation markings of a specific location on the Tapline, diameter: 80 cm, depth: 10 cm, thickness: 0.6 cm. Courtesy Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg.

Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet’s show at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, “The Shortest Distance Between Two Points,” explored the lines of intersection between geopolitics, resource circulation and historical junctures in oil relations in the United States and the Middle East, and their socioeconomic implications in the region. It featured seven sculptural installations,

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