6 November 2019 - 15 February 2020
This exhibition is curated from the El-Nimer Collection and researched by Mahmoud Zibawi.
The works on display comprise of large proskynetaria (souvenir maps); a series of Melkite and Greek icons; miniature souvenir icons, in addition to a series of historical photographs from the Holy Land. With On Earth as it is in Heaven, Dar El-Nimer will showcase productions of the Jerusalem School of Icons, the indigenous art movement which was established in the holy city. The influence of the Jerusalem School spread to Syria and Lebanon, reaching different corners of the Orthodox world and even Coptic churches of Egypt. Moreover, the exhibition's public program will include guided tours, talks, workshops for children and adults, as well as a series of film screenings.
Born in Sidon, Lebanon in 1962, Mahmoud Zibawi holds a PhD in History of Arts from La Sorbonne. An art critic and historian, Zibawi has written several books on traditional Christian arts and is currently a full-time professor at the Lebanese University's Department of Arts and Antiquities.