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The lecture-performance, Aida, Save Me by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige explores the urgency and constratints that emerge in the use and abuse of imagery and their circulation within the context of the Middle East and North Africa today.
This lecture-performance engages with historical trauma and its discursive production and transmutation within a given social, aesthetic and political order.
Hadjithomas and Joreige
Winners of Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012, Hadjithomas and Joreige are an artistic and filmmaking duo focussing on the images, history and memory of their native Lebanon. Their films have included Khiam (200-2007) and Je Veux Voir which was awarded ‘Film Singulier’ at Cannes Film Festival in 2008. Photography installations such as The Circle of Confusion (2007) and Lebanese Rocket Society project (2011) have appeared at international biennales and art fairs. The artists are represented by CRG Gallery, New York, In Situ, Paris and The Third Line, Dubai. www.hadjithomasjoreige.com
Ibraaz is an online publishing forum initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation. Its primary goal is to publish writing and projects on visual culture in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
Through the publication of essays by academics, artists, curators, historians, commentators, writers, and critics, Ibraaz offers a primary research forum for in-depth, peer-reviewed texts about the MENA region. The long-term ambition of the project is to utilise these essays and ideas to further commission and develop full-length, illustrated books.
Follow the link to the right to find out about Ibraaz and the artists.