Arab Image Foundation Symposium

Introduction

HISTORY OF THE LAST THINGS BEFORE THE LAST: ART AS WRITING HISTORY
DECEMBER 1ST, 2012.

Organized by: Clément Chéroux and Akram Zaatari
A collaboration between: Centre Pompidou, Paris / Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
In partnership with the Institut Français and Fondation Saradar


Proposed by Clement Cheroux and Akram Zaatari, the symposium was centered around the idea of writing history through art, focusing specifically on the contemporary art scene in Lebanon. It brought together historians and artists.

This symposium aimed to put together artists, historians and intellectuals, Lebanese, French and others to raise and discuss continuing artists’ investment in the writing of history. It offered a platform to artists and historians to give a theoretical framework to what have been addressed with great plasticity.

The questions raised in this symposium will extend into a publication that is planned to come out at a later stage.

(Courtesy of Arab Image Foundation)
 

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