Akram Zaatari: The End of Time
Jun 28 – Sep 01 2014
Akram Zaatari, still from The End of Time, 2012. HD video, sound, 13 mins. Courtesy the artist and Kurimanzutto, Mexico City
- LEAD DONOR
Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation
Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari examines how our individual experiences are deeply intertwined with specific cultural and political histories. Zaatari’s practice is rooted in collecting and recontextualizing a wide range of personal documents, including photographs, notes, audiotapes and other recordings, in order to create video and photo narratives. For his exhibition at The Power Plant, Zaatari will explore questions of memory, time, sexuality and human intimacy through his installation Time Capsule Simulation (2013) and his video The End of Time (2013).
Zaatari first produced Time Capsule Kassel as a site-specific installation for dOCUMENTA (13) in 2012. The work offers a possible preservation scenario for the Arab Image Foundation, a non-profit organization co-founded by Zaatari in 1997 and holds more than 600,000 photographs from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora. Zaatari will couple Time Capsule with the video installation The End of Time; a work that poignantly examines the birth and the disappearance of desire, an endless chain with successive beginnings and endings enacted by three figures. Together, the works presented at The Power Plant highlight human connection to preservation: of life, love and desire.
Summer 2014 Program Guide
About the Artist
Akram Zaatari is a multidisciplinary artist born in 1966 in Saida, Lebanon.