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Paris Tearsheets: The Brussels Detour

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   I met Georges one August afternoon in what seemed like a serendipitous mise-en-scène. Itching for something sweet, I visited a bakery near my apartment where I struck up a conversation with the barista who was curious about my presence in Paris. Sitting within earshot was a woman who, overhearing me explain my project, suddenly exclaimed: “you have to meet Georges!!! He’s in Paris for the weekend and... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 9/16/15
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Paris Tear Sheets: Hiraeth

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   I was introduced to Hind through a common friend. Upon meeting her, the first thing that struck me, after her heart-warming hospitality, was the tattoo on her forearm. I asked candidly: “What is ‘hiraeth’?” I was far from expecting that the answer I would receive would lead me to naming this iteration of Tales of a Non-Country after that conversation. Similar to the Galician word “saudade,” “hiraeth”... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 8/14/15
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Paris Tear Sheets: Breaking Bread

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   About a year ago, I attended a lecture by David Alan Harvey, one of photography's most well spoken orators, who is both poignant and fiercely dedicated to the medium. I remember him saying that in order to get to the crux of a person’s story, you should break bread with them, live with them for a few days and build an intimate connection. Intimacy is an act of bravery. It requires transcending... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 8/9/15
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Paris Tear Sheets: Of Hummus and Other Stories

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   Immigrants tend to carry with them the one concrete thing that connects them back to their homeland: food. When I started “Tales of a Non-Country,” food played a key role in some of the earlier works. I produced still lifes, paired with reconstructed archival images that spoke to the nature of the historical recollection. With this new chapter in the tales, I want to reduce the level of mediation that... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/25/15
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Paris Tear Sheets: Footnotes on Encounters

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   Walking through Parisian streets is at once a slalom through slurs of clichés, but also an invitation to careen through chance encounters. As I continue my immersion in the city, I began revisiting Henry Miller, and specifically Tropic of Cancer. I came across lines that rang loudly in my mind: Paris is simply an artificial stage, a revolving stage that permits the spectator to glimpse all phases... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/21/15
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Paris Tear Sheets: The Lay of the Land

by Lara Atallah
You can find more information about ArtSlant's Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency here.   When the plane landed in Charles de Gaulle airport last week inaugurating my two-month residency in Paris, I remembered an article I once read in which the infamous general accused Churchill’s government of being responsible for the end of the French mandate over Lebanon and Syria 1943, the year French troops withdrew from the region. The mandate, which was sealed by the two European countries’... [more]
Posted by Lara Atallah on 7/10/15
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