This Wednesday 22 January 2014, Katara Art Center (KAC) presents a new programme of film screenings by and on artists from the region, in collaboration with international art galleries and institutions.
The programme begins with the screening of films by Haig Aivazian and Mounir Fatmi, through partnership with Lombard Freid Gallery in New York City, a gallery with a strong video programme as demonstrated in their current exhibition Cinematheque19, whereby they dedicated their entire space to showcase some of their artists best films.
On Art: Film Screenings
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Katara Art Center
Haig Aivazian (b. 1980, Beirut, Lebanon) is an artist, curator and writer. Using performance, video, drawing, installation and sculpture, his work weaves together personal and geo-political, micro and macro narratives in its search for ideological loopholes and short circuits. Refugee Olympics, part of the FUGERE project, was commissioned for Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009) Collapsing Foundations, an installation and video performance work, was showcased in a solo exhibition at Parisian Laundry’s bunker space, Montréal (2012). Aivazian’s video works have been included in several exhibitions and festivals including at Mercer Union, Toronto (2011), FIDMarseille (2012) and Videobrasil’s Southern Panoramas (2013). He is currently based in Beirut
Mounir Fatmi (b. 1970, Morocco) currently lives and works between Paris and Tangier. His work address contemporary socio-political issues through the construction, activation, and destruction of spaces and everyday objects. Fatmi’s work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Migros Museum für Gegenwarskunst in Zürich, Switzerland, the Picasso Museum, the FRAC Alsace, and the Contemporary Art Center Le Parvis. Additionally, he has participated in exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Art and Design, and Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, as well as the Venice, Sharjah and Dakar Biennials.
The programme aims to introduce to the Doha audience, artists who produce film as part of their art practice, as well as films on contemporary artists.