Concept, Visual adaptations and Artist Curation by Dominique Chouchani, Virassamy & Amelie Mo for Das SCharf.
AMAZE- CROSSING TRACKS
Amaze / astonish, astound, surprise, shock, stupefy,
stop someone in their tracks, leave open-mouthed, take someone’s breath away,blow away.
a maze / labyrinth, complex network, warren; web, tangle, jungle, snarl; puzzle.
Amaze is an international design project created by Das Scharf.
With the aim of exporting it to the rest of the Middle East & Europe, Amaze is a fair of Contemporary Art,Design & Music.
Through this project, Das Scharf primary goal is to create a bridge between Berlin & Beirut, highlighting emerging artists from the Berliner & Lebanese scene.Giving an additional dimension to this project and supporting the artistic bridge between the current European visual cultures and the Middle East.
Q. Why Beirut—Berlin?
A. Berlin and Beirut are both vibrant cities with long and provocative histories, including a series of golden ages, epic drama and inspiring renaissances. Beirut & Berlin have embarked on their own process of reconstruction and renaissance. Beirut is ready to assume its place on the world stage & is more than a potential point of comparison;
it is an ideal role model, and a sister city.