BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:icalendar-ruby CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161204T084652Z UID:268987 DTSTART:20130511T000000 DTEND:20130923T000000 DESCRIPTION:
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Working in photograph y\, film\, video\, installation\, and performance\, Beirut-based artist Akr am Zaatari has built a complex\, compelling body of work that explores the state of image-making today. One of the founders of the Arab Image Foundati on\, which aims to track down and preserve photos from North Africa\, the M iddle East\, and Arabic communities around the world\, Zaatari collects\, e xamines\, and recontextualizes a wide range of documents—from found audiota pes to family photographs to videos found on YouTube—that testify to the cu ltural and political conditions of Lebanon’s postwar society. His artistic practice involves the study and investigation of the way these documents st raddle\, conflate\, or confuse notions of history and memory.

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Pr ojects 100 features the American premiere of two video installations: < i>Dance to the End of Love (2011) and On Photography\, People and Mo dern Times (2010). Comprised of found YouTube clips made by Arab youth and shared freely online\, Dance to the End of Love examines the rol e of social media as a space that is both intimate and public. On Photog raphy\, People and Modern Times\, which tracks photographic records tha t Zaatari researched and collected for the Arab Image Foundation in the lat e 1990s\, is a meditation on intimate past moments evoked by photographs an d a present environment that secures their preservation. Cutting across tem poral and geographic borders\, these two video installations probe the natu re of time and assert the permeability of memory.

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LOCATION:MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)\,11 West 53 Street \nNew York\, NY 100 19 SUMMARY:Projects 100\, Akram Zaatari END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20161204T084652Z UID:268988 DTSTART:20130511T103000 DTEND:20130511T173000 LOCATION:MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)\,11 West 53 Street \nNew York\, NY 100 19 SUMMARY:Projects 100\, Akram Zaatari END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR