Monday 03.17.08 — Field Trip Moma — Akram Zaatari

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Date/Time: 17/03/2008 12:00 am

Monday 03.17.08 — Field Trip Moma — Akram Zaatari
[NOTE: This event does NOT take place at 16 beaver street!
it takes place at
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street,
between Fifth and Sixth avenues]
1. About This Monday 03.17.08
2. About Akram Zaatari
3. Where to RSVP


1. About This Monday 03.17.08
What: Talk / Discussion
When: 7:00pm
Where: Moma 11 West 53 Street,
Who: Free if you RSVP see #3 below
In Earth of Endless Secrets, which is the title of the talk at Moma this monday, Akram will discuss his recent video work through collected material such as banal objects, photographs, or personal notebooks. He will focus on the construction of narratives particularly in three of his works: “In This House” (2005), “This Day” (2003), “All is well on the border” (1997), leading to his most recent “Nature Morte” (2008).
2. About Akram Zaatari
Akram Zaatari is an artist who lives and works in Beirut. He has been exploring Lebanon’s postwar condition through collecting testimonies and various documents, notably on the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars through television, and the logic of Resistance in the context of the current geographical division of the Middle East.
Co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut), he based his recent work on collecting, studying, and archiving a particular collection on the Middle East, notably studying the work of Lebanese photographer Hashem el Madani (1928-), as a register of social relationships and of photographic practices.
Among his video work:
Nature Morte (11min) 2008
Video in 5 Movements (9 mins) 2006
In This House (30 min) 2005
This Day (86 mins) 2003
How I love you (29 mins) 2001
All is well on the border (43 mins) 1997
Crazy of You (26 mins) 1997
3. Where to RSVP
If you would like to attend please let us know by writing soon to this address so we can put you on the visitors list, this way you do not have to pay an entrance fee.

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