Barcelona - Exhibition

Akram Zaatari: Against Photography.

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

07 Apr 201725 Sep 2017

The exhibition focuses on the work of the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon) which operates both as an archive of photographic and collecting practices and as an artist-led initiative that left a visible mark on the artistic landscape of its times.

The AIF‘s collection, at its inception was a result of the research made by artists and it led to a new type of institution with a different approach to photographic heritage. The archive has since grown to include a vast array of other collections, ranging from vernacular snapshots to formalised studio compositions.

Akram Zaatari  is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator. In 1997, he co-founded the Arab Image Foundation with photographers Fouad Elkoury, Walid Raad, and Samer Mohdad

 

  • Akram Zaatari, Safety Film, 2017. Close-up of a 35mm negative by Antranick Bakerdjian, Jerusalem, 1950s. Courtesy of the artist. Akram Zaatari, Safety Film, 2017. Close-up of a 35mm negative by Antranick Bakerdjian, Jerusalem, 1950s. Courtesy of the artist.

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Contacts & Details

OPENING:
mon, wed, fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm; thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm; sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
tue

ADMISSION:
6 museums: € 30

ESTABLISHED:
1995

SPACE:
14.300 m2

ADDRESS:
Plaça dels Àngels, 1 Barcelona, 08001 Spain