We're opening The Arab Image Foundation for a meeting on Thursday, July 2nd at 6:30 pm.
We titled it “super-private,” in reference to some boundaries that are sometimes felt by those of us dealing with other people's photographs. Over the course of two weeks I have been creating work informed by my readings of the photographic collections at the Arab Image Foundation and my practice as an artist working with found photographs in both print and installation.
The process of researching a photographic collection is a subtle negotiation of understandings: the practice of acquiring and documenting photographs, the dialogue between digital and analogue format, the controlled environment of preservation, as well as conversations, accidents, and mere chance encounters confronted with within the space housing the collection.
The AIF Library is at 337 Gouraud Street, Gemmayze, Beirut, Lebanon