Lebanese Archive, 2013 (ongoing)

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Diab Alkarssifi, To Om Ashad River, Slefa Village, Lebanon, 1984The Creative Space programme, ed Ania Dabrowska

To Om Ashad River, Slefa Village, Lebanon, Diab Alkarssifi, 1984

“… Whatever they happened to be doing at the moment, they must have a reason, they must think it is right, or just, or beautiful; and so he led the discussion to what those words meant…”

An Intimate History of Humanity, Theodore Zeldin, p34.

“A Lebanese Archive. From the collection of Diab Alkarssifi” artist’s book by Ania Dabrowska is OUT NOW, co-published by Book Works and the Arab Image Foundation (2015).

Lebanese Archive is a project inspired by a collection of over 27 000 photographs taken and collected by a former Lebanese photojournalist, Diab Alkarssifi and initiated at the artist’s SPACE / Arlington residency (2010-2012).   The project consists of multi-platform elements, including:  “Conversations About Archive” exhibition at the Four Corners Gallery (Sept 2013), London, a R&D trip to Lebanon (2013) to recover a missing part of Diab Alkarssifi’s archive, an artist’s residency at Ashkal Alwan in Beirut (April / May, 2014).  A touring exhibition will be launched at Art Factum Gallery, Beirut (2016).

MORE  INFORMATION ON A PROJECT WEBSITE >  www.lebanesearchive.co.uk

LEBANESE ARCHIVE OF DIAB ALKARSSIF

60th Communist party conference delegate, Raite Village, Lebanon, Diab Alkarssifi, 1984

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