Moongold (2016 – ongoing)
Size: 7 photos of 15 x 10 cm each (unframed)
Medium: Printed photographs, Moon Gold leaf
This artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity
Moongold features a series of photos of the moon taken by the artist. In these images, the moon appears very small and is gilded with Moon Gold leaf. These photographs are part of an ongoing project in which the artist takes mobile phone photographs of the moon whenever she sees it in the sky. The printed and gilded photographs form a diary of her everyday travels, and an incomplete calendar of the phases of the moon. This calendar, despite its gaps and irregularities, is displayed chronologically, becoming a functioning record of the apparition of the moon and the passing of time. On each photograph, a location and time are connected with the ascending or descending star.
Stéphanie Saadé was born in 1983 in Lebanon. She lives and works between Paris, Beirut and Amsterdam. She graduated in Fine Arts from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris and was an artist-in-residence at Van Eyck, Maastricht and Cité des arts, Paris.
Saadé had solo exhibitions at Centre Pasquart, Biel, Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, Maison Salvan, Labège and Museum Van Loon, Amsterdam as well as a duo exhibition at Marres, Maastricht. Her work was exhibited collectively at Sharjah Biennal 13; Punta della Dogana, Venice; MAXXI, Rome; MOCA Toronto; MuHKA, Antwerp ; Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris; Jameel Art Center, Dubai ; MISK Art Institute, Ryadh; Saudi Art Council, Jeddah; Home Works 7, Beirut; La Criée, Rennes; National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavík ; Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo; Ystad Konstmuseum, Ystad; Hessel Museum of Art, CCS Bard, New York; Mosaic Rooms, London; and Beirut Art Center.