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Publication Details

ISBN number 978-9948-02-245-9
Hardcover
20 x 13 cm
English, Arabic and French
685 pages
1,460 images
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation

Inspired by found objects, personal archives and poetic experiences, Lebanese artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige invent a unique way of to navigate between art and film. Their documentaries, fictional films, photography, art installations, texts and performances develop narratives and images around stories kept secret, acting as a resistance to official history.

Functioning as a guide for the eponymous exhibitions as well as a monograph of their work, Two Suns in a Sunset, written in the three languages of artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige – Arabic, French and English – includes contributions by Philippe Azoury, Omar Berrada, José Miguel G. Cortés, Okwui Enwezor, Marta Gili, Boris Groys, Nat Muller, Anna Schneider, Brian Kuan Wood and Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi

Two Suns in a Sunset

Two Suns in a Sunset

Grounded in the context of Beirut and events that are close to their personal lives, the works of Lebanese artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige reflect the artists' ongoing interrogation of imagery, representation and history.

Two Suns in a Sunset

Je Veux Voir (I Want to See)

July 2006. A war breaks out in Lebanon. We no longer know what to write, what stories to recount, what images to show. We ask ourselves: What can cinema do?

Two Suns in a Sunset

A Perfect Day

Stuck in a traffic jam, Malek catches a fleeting glance of the beautiful Zeina, the woman he loves.

Two Suns in a Sunset

The Lost Film

A copy of our first feature film disappeared in Yemen, on the day of the tenth anniversary of the reunification of North and South.