Since the mid-1990s, Lebanese artists Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige (b. 1969, live and work in Beirut and Paris) have worked together in the visual arts and cinema–shooting documentaries and fictions.
Their practice in both fields is imbued with a distinctive aesthetic that occupies spheres of the visible and the fictional, nourishing a fascinating back and forth between life and fiction.
Following the duo’s bodies of work since the early psycho-geographic mapping of Beirut to the recent projects gathered together under the title “Lebanese Rocket Society,” This monograph surveys the duo’s projects, including their most recent series of installations and research on the now defunct Lebanese space exploration program. Essays by Guggenheim Foundation Curator Suzanne Cotter and cinema critic and historian Jean-Michel Frodon explore the numerous themes of their practice.
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Editors: Clément Dirié and Michèle Thériault
Published with the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal.
Authors: Anton Vidokle, Dominique Abensour, Etel Adnan Jacques Rancière, Jalal Toujic, Jean-Michel Frodon, Michèle Thériault, Rabih Mroué and Suzanne Cotter
Published by: JPR
Dimensions: 237 x 286 mm