An exciting and thought-provoking exhibition presented by Mouna Rebeiz, a French Lebanese artist and painter, launched at London’s Saatchi Gallery. Le Tarbouche is a development of Mouna’s ongoing work with the female form, using the Tarbouche – as a traditional male symbol of virility in the Levant and across the Middle East.
Le Tarbouche is Mouna’s first solo exhibition in London. Brought up in Lebanon and educated in Paris, with her characteristic mix of techniques of the ‘Old Masters’ to examine contemporary issues. Having previously exhibited internationally, mainly in Paris with shows at Galerie Hubert Konrad, Galerie Pierre Alain Challier and the FondationRicard, Mouna’s upcoming exhibition at Saatchi Gallery marks her introduction to the London art world.
Mouna partnered with a host of influential names from the worlds of art, fashion, and design to continue the dialogue of her exhibition in support of the charity ‘Innocence in Danger’. Lanvin, Twiggy, Pucci, Elie Saab, Star Diamond, Philip Treacy, Giles Deacon, and Sandra Choi of Jimmy Choo (to name but a few) reinvented a Tarbouche in their own style, which were later auctioned by Sotheby’s. Proceeds from these pieces, as well as proceeds from the sale of Mouna’s paintings, will go towards the charity, a world movement for the protection of children against all forms of sexual abuse, a charity close to Mouna’s heart.