Jalal Toufic – Five Hitchcock Films As You’ve Never Seen Them Before – Public Program

12 فبراير, 2024 12:00 ص

Fares Chalabi – Notes on The World of Jalal Toufic

In Parallel to Jalal Toufic’s exhibition Five Hitchcock Films As You’ve Never Seen Them Before, we are happy to announce the launch of an extensive public program of talks, discussions, writings, readings, and artistic interventions by artists who have been engaged with Toufic’s writings and work over time. The program includes contributions by Fares Chalabi, Lamia Abu Khadra, Gabriella Choueifaty, Lamia Goreige, Alia Hamdan, Nadim Mishlawi, Hussein Nasserdine, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Ghassan Salhab, Maissa Maatouk, Roy Samaha and Rayya Badran among others. The program launches with Notes on The World of Jalal Toufic by philosopher and art theorist Fares Chalabi. Taking the form of a written piece and four audio recordings presented in this playlist, this contribution is based on the notes of a course Chalabi gave in AUB in the spring semester of 2020-2021. The semester was interrupted by Covid19 pandemic and hence the audio recordings. Chalabi’s notes for this exhibition consist mainly of insights into Toufic on a number of concepts, themes, etc. For Chalabi these notes are not a finished reconstruction of the Toufican thought system but a prelude to such a construction.

This project has been made possible with the support of Beryt.