Khalil Joreige

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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — The show looks to answer the questions: How can we produce memory out of situations in which history has been annihilated? How can archeologists reconstruct sites in-situ where all the elements have gone missing?

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Why Eternity Is so Precarious

by Ari Akkermans on August 4, 2014

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BEIRUT — Shortly after the opening of their most recent exhibition, I Must First Apologize in Nice, Lebanese artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige returned home to Beirut to deliver their “An Additional Continent” lecture at Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.

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Arab Express: The Latest Art from the Arab World was a unique and timely exhibition at the Tokyo’s Mori Art Museum. The show was curated by the museum’s Nanjo Fumio and Kondo Kenichi, who also wrote essays for the catalogue, along with excellent contributions from Arab art historians Nada Shabout and Salwa Mikdadi. The exhibition featured 34 Arab artists (including one collective), 11 of them female, and covered ten Arab countries. It included 18 photographers, five video artists, nine artists that use new-media performance and installation, and only three painters.

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