Jalal Toufic | the artist

The artist Jalal Toufic
Born 1962, Beirut, Lebanon.
Lives and works in Beirut.

Style and technique of the artist: Video, Documenta Kassel, Writing, Sharjah Biennale,

2011 Sharjah Biennial Prize

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Writer, film theorist, and video artist.
Ashura’; or, Torturous Memory as a Condition of Possibility of an Unconditional Promise

Walid Raad & Jalal Toufic:
The Withdrawal of Tradition
Past a Surpassing Disaster

Interview with the artist
The Lebanese artist Jalal Toufic investigates the multiple relations between language and culture and how culture deals with collective memory. As author, film theoretician, and video artist, he shifts smoothly between the media and their specific forms of expression, and is regarded as a representative of a new, intellectual art scene in Beirut. Many of his video works are concerned in a differentiated fashion with psychological or religious phenomena…

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