Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige

Cotter, Suzanne and Frodon, Jean-Michel and Abensour, Dominique and Mroué, Rabih and Rancière, Jacques and Thériault, Michèle and Toufic, Jalal and Vidokle, Anton. Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige. Montreal, Qc: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; Zurich, Suisse: JRP Ringier, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"Since the mid-1990s, Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (b. 1969, live and work in Beirut and Paris) have worked together in the visual arts and in cinema, making documentaries and narrative films. In 2008, they presented their narrative feature I Want to See, starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué at the Festival de Cannes. In 2012, they completed their documentary The Lebanese Rocket Society. Their practice in both fields is imbued with a distinctive aesthetic that occupies spheres of the visible and the fictional, fostering a fascinating back and forth between life and fiction. Investigative processes, excavation, and the representations of historic, social, cultural, and political factors are at the heart of their practice. In their words: "All our work exists on the frontier of a reality where the question of the territory and its delimitation (that of art, that of personal life), the question of the social body and the individual body, are constantly being posed."

This first monograph dedicated to these artists is a generously illustrated publication tracing the duo's bodies of work from the early psycho-geographic mapping of Beirut to recent projects gathered together under the title Lebanese Rocket Society. Essays by Suzanne Cotter, Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and cinema critic and historian Jean-Michel Frodon, as well as a conversation held by Michèle Thériault, Director of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, with fellow artists and thinkers (Jalal Toufic, Etel Adnan, Dominique Abensour, etc.), explore the numerous themes of their practice." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Monographs
All Contributors: Cotter, Suzanne (Author); Frodon, Jean-Michel (Author); Abensour, Dominique (Author); Mroué, Rabih (Author); Rancière, Jacques (Author); Thériault, Michèle (Author); Toufic, Jalal (Author); Vidokle, Anton (Author)
Collation: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9783037642405
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Montreal, Qc: Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery; Zurich, Suisse: JRP Ringier
Artists: Hadjithomas, Joana; Joreige, Khalil
Type: Exhibition
Copyright Statement: The authors; the artists; the photographers; JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag AG

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Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2014 15:45
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 23:01
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