Perpetual Identities is a project of 46 hand-crafted replicas of Lebanese war bombshells adorned with colorful patterns, beads and sculpted forms. Each of these bombshells take on a different iconography which is associated with a national identity. The interplay between the form of the bombshell and the iconographic content posits a tension between war and culture. The transformation of destructive military objects into beautiful ornate vessels proposes that culture will ultimately survive in these dark times.
Katya Traboulsi (b.1960) is a Beirut-based multimedia artist. Traboulsi lived and worked in Dubai from 1989 till 2016 before returning to her native Beirut. Her work has been exhibited internationally since1986 in Paris, London, Dubai, Kuwait, North