Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige | the artist




The artist Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Born 1969, Beirut, Lebanon.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video, Photography, Sharjah Biennale,

Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2012


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Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
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Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
The emergence and disappearance of images and evidence are predominant themes in “We could be heroes, just for one day,” a presentation of collaborative work by Beirut-born filmmakers and photographers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige…

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Born in Beirut, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige have worked together as both artists and filmmakers, shooting fictions films and documentaries. In 1999, they wrote and directed their first fiction feature film, Around the Pink House, which was Lbanon’‘s official Best Foreign Language Film submission at the 72nd Academy Arwards. Since then they have added documentaries to their repertoire which have been screened at international film festivals, art centers and museums. In 2008, they were recipients of the Best Singular Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival with Je Veux Voir, (I Want To See) a Franco-Lebanese feature film starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroue…

Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige live between Paris and Beirut, where they were born at the very end of the 1960s. For the last 15 years, they have focused on the images, memory and history of their country, the Lebanon, its wars, its conflicts, its political battles. Photographers, video and film-makers, they present exhibitions (We Could Be Heroes Just for One Day was recently welcomed at the Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris), collections of images (like Wonder Beyrouth, a series of seaside postcards reworked to reflect the bombing of Beirut during the civil wars) and make films (the beautiful A Perfect Day and, this year, the unexpected I Want to See, for which they guided Catherine Deneuve across Southern Lebanon). Their way of using political documents, archives, landscapes, symbolic sites to make critical
images of them by adapting them, by making their deterioration felt and by stressing the effects of time and memory is both very personal and collective…



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