Fares Chalabi • Notes on The World of Jalal Toufic

February 12, 2024 12:00 am

Taking the form of a written piece and five 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.

Chalabi was born in Beirut in 1977. He obtained his BA in philosophy in 2002 from the Lebanese University (UL), and a diploma in architecture from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) in 2004. He continued his studies in philosophy at Paris 8 where he obtained a Master 2 in 2008, and his PhD in 2017. Chalabi taught philosophy and art theory at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Saint Joseph University (USJ), and the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) between 2012-2021. Today he lives and teaches in Paris. His main fields of interest are:  the study of ontological argumentation, ethics and aesthetics – in line with the Deleuzian approach. 

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

This intervention is part of the public program of the exhibition Five Hitchcock Films As You’ve Never Seen Them Before by Jalal Toufic.