This book is the first monograph of the work of Lamia Joreige over the past 20 years and includes essays by Patricia Falguières, Rabih Mroué, and Ghassan Salhab, as well as conversations with Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Lav Diaz, and Charbel Haber. It is published by Kaph Books.
A live performance will be held following the book signing, combining visuals byJoreige with a musical score by Charbel Haber.
Lamia Joreige is a visual artist and filmmaker who lives and works in Beirut. She uses archival documents and elements of fiction to reflect on history and its possible narration, and on the relationship between individual stories and collective memory. In her works, she explores the possibilities of representing the Lebanese wars and their aftermath, particularly in Beirut, a city at the center of her imagery. Her artworks have been presented at various international exhibitions and venues, including: MAXXI (Italy); Centre Pompidou and Musée Nicéphore Niépce (France); Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, the International Center of Photography, the New Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Taymour Grahne Gallery (USA); Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery and Cardiff National Museum (U.K.); Sharjah Biennial (UAE) and Marfa gallery (Lebanon). She presented her films at festivals such as: Medfilm Festival, Rome (Awarded Best film); FID Marseille; Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin; Paris Cinema; The Mediterranean Festival of Cinema, Montpellier; Home Works I, IV and VII; Festival du film libanais and Beirut Cinema Days in Beirut. She was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University for the year 2016–2017, and was shortlisted for Artes Mundi 7, the United Kingdom’s leading biennial art prize. She is a co-founder and board member of Beirut Art Center, which she co-directed from 2009 to 2014.