Lebanese artist and film producer Akram Zaatari is set to be the next presenter of the Wavelength online lecture series.
The event is a collaboration between Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art.
Akram Zaatari is a renowned artist, filmmaker, photographer, and archival artist whose works have been featured in museums and art galleries around the world, such as Tate Modern in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, and others.
Zaatari, who co-founded the Arab Image Foundation in 1997, has produced dozens of films that shed light on a variety of topics in Lebanon and the region.
He represented Lebanon at the Venice Biennial in 2013 with his short film Letter to a Refusing Pilot, wherein he explores an Israeli Air Force pilot’s refusal to bomb a high school in South Lebanon in 1982.
In the Wavelength talk, which takes place on Tuesday, January 26th, at 7 PM Beirut time, Zaatari will present his major works over the past 15 years and touch on his approach to photography and video, as well as the politics of documentary representation.
Anyone can watch the event online for free, provided that they register here first.