Curator19.90 intends for Urban Dawn vol II to act not only as a platform to exhibit international urban and street art but to create as a place for the art community of Lebanon to engage, explore and discover like- minded individuals. Curator19.90 would also like to help break the cycle of negative media attention in Lebanon via an exhibition that celebrates the country through arts and culture. The platform includes many young Lebanese artists providing them the opportunity to work with other international artists and curators.
Urban Dawn II will engage in some of the social complexities that Lebanon faces today through various artistic projects. The artists Finok and Ethos will be creating two large- scale murals to be donated to the city whilst the artist Gilf will be creating a work on a woman's prison. The artists will also visit refugee camps and other charitable organizations throughout the month.
The platform hopes to provide a rich program with various talks, master classes and artist-led tours that will be engaging to the visitors.
Urban Dawn II will include artworks by Ethos, Finok, Demsky, Base23, Frederik Nablaerod, Harif Guzman, superstars such as El Mac, Andrew Schoultz, ECB, Retna, Shepard Fairey and others from Europe and Russia, Asia, and North and South America. From Lebanon, Curator19.90 is proud to present the artists DEM183, Ashekman and EPS. On the eve of the public opening a famous artist from Europe will give a live performance, their entity will remain a mystery until the works reveals itself. This artwork will be sold during the evening and all the proceeds will go to the recycling program of Beirut city.