The Body of Film, Dupont Nitrate

The Body of Film, Dupont Nitrate

Artist: 
Akram Zaatari
Year:  
2017
Technical specifications: 
3 Backlit UV prints on textile Ed. 1/7 + 2 AP
Dimmensions: 
100 x 150 x 10 cm, each
Date of acquisition: 
4 July 2018

 

Working in photography, film, video, installation and performance, the artist based in Beirut Akram Zaatari (Saida, Lebanon, 1966) has built a complex and convincing body of work that explores the current state of image creation. His work is linked to the practice of collecting, and reflects on the changing nature of borders and the production and circulation of images in the context of current political divisions in the Middle East.

As co-founder of Arab Image Foundation, Zaatari is deeply interested in examining how photography served to shape the notions of aesthetics, postures and social codes, therefore, looking at the present through a large number of photographic records of the past.