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  • “Akram Zaatari: This Day at Ten”

    MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain
    8 esplanade Andry Farcy Site Bouchayer-Viallet
    October 13, 2012–January 6, 2013

    Curated by Yves Aupetitallot

    Akram Zaatari has made more than thirty videos since the mid-1990s, and “This Day at Ten” surveys a decade of his pioneering production, taking as its focal point one of the most complex works in the Lebanese artist’s oeuvre, Al Yaoum (This Day), 2003. Defying categorization, the eighty-six-minute video demonstrates the range of interests that have long preoccupied Zaatari: the circulation of images related to conflicts in the Middle East, the meaning of archival materials, and the use of documentary and snapshot photography. Fanning out from the exhibition’s central cinema space, four later videos, including In This House, 2005, and Nature Morte, 2008, pick up and run with ideas introduced in Al Yaoum.