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Akram Zaatari

Wavelength Lecture Series

Lecture Date(s)

January 26, 2021 at 8pm

Speaker(s)

Akram Zaatari

Moderator(s)

Noah Simblist, Chair at the Printing and Printmaking department, VCUarts

Language

English

Location

Online

In Collaboration

VCUarts, the VCU Institute for Contemporary Arts and
VCUarts Qatar

Wavelength is an online lecture series that is a new collaboration between VCUarts, the ICA, and VCUarts Qatar. A dynamic group of artists, designers, curators and scholars have been invited to share their work with the VCU communities in Richmond and Doha as well as the general public throughout the 2020–21 academic year.

Akram Zaatari, '28 Nights', ©Akram Zaatari

Biography

AKRAM_ZAATARI-by Marco Milan--cropped-compressed

Akram Zaatari

Artist

@akramzaatari
kurimanzutto.com/artists/akram-zaatari
sfeir-semler.com/galleryartists/akram-zaatari

Akram Zaatari’s work is tied to the practice of collecting. He is deeply invested in researching photographic practices in the Middle East, examining how photography served to shape notions of aesthetics, postures and social codes. He is interested in looking at the present through a wealth of past photographic records.

Zaatari has been focusing since 1999 on the archive of Studio Shehrazade in Saida (Lebanon) studying, indexing, and presenting the work of photographer Hashem el Madani (1928–2017) as a register of social relationships and of photographic practices.

Zaatari’s work reflects on the shifting nature of borders and the production and circulation of images in the context of the current political divisions in the Middle East. His videos and photographic installations look into technologies of image production and communication and the notions of surveillance, exploring the way different media apparatuses get employed in the service of power, resistance, and memory.

Public Programming

Jan. 26, 2021 ― 8 to 9:30 PM

Wavelength Lecture series: Akram Zaatari

Video

Akram Zaatari: 'On Photography People and Modern Times'. 'Part of Told, Untold, Retold.' An exhibition by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil. Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha.

Akram Zaatari: Time Capsule - Kassel

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