Overview

Publication details

Exhibition Booklet
Paperback
16.5 x 11.5 cm
English and Arabic
234 pages, 100 visuals
Published by Sharjah Art Foundation, 2016

This publication features a candid interview of the artists conducted by Sharjah Art Foundation Director Hoor Al Qasimi, in which they reveal their creative emphasis on process, which encompasses two-dimensional artwork, installations, performances, photography and film. Their close emotional and professional attachment to the city of Beirut inspires, defines or informs every aspect of their projects. Through their work, the artists present complex histories rather than simplified official narratives, told through the everyday lives and issues of people. Two projects commissioned for this exhibition titled Remembering the Light (Se Souvenir de la Lumière) and ISMYRNA accompany previous projects including the Lebanese Rocket Society, Faces and the President’s Album. Interactive artworks such as the Circle of Confusion and the Postcards of War add to the engaging experience of this exhibition.

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.