Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige in Conversation

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Restaged, from From Lebanese Rocket Society, elements for a Monument, 2012. C-prints, 100 x 72 cm. © Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Lectures & Symposia

Conversations with Contemporary Artists: Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige

Monday, December 2, 2013 @ 6:30 pm

Meet artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and learn how their practice explores the complexities of documenting history through different media. Enjoy a private view of the exhibition Lasting Images and see Hadjithomas and Joreige’s video of the same name, Lasting Images (2003). Reem Fadda, Associate Curator, Middle Eastern Art, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, will moderate the discussion. A reception follows the talk.

Producing cinematic and visual artwork that intertwine, Hadjithomas and Joreige have directed documentaries such as Khiam 2000-2007 (2008) and El Film el Mafkoud (The Lost Film, 2003), and feature films including Al Bayt el Zaher (Around The Pink House, 1999), A Perfect Day (2005), and Je veux voir (I want to see, 2008). Most recently, they presented their feature documentary, The Lebanese Rocket Society, a strange tale of the Lebanese space race and a series of artistic installations around the Lebanese space project of the 1960s. They live in Beirut and Paris. For more info, visit their website.

This program is part of the Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund: Conversations with Contemporary Artists series.

Additional support for this program is provided through the generosity of the Middle Eastern Circle, with special thanks to Dr. Lamees Hamdan.

$12, $8 members, free for students with RSVP.