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Modern Art Oxford presents a solo exhibition of works by renowned artist Akram Zaatari (b. 1966, Sidon, Lebanon). Co-Founder of the Arab Image Foundation, Zaatari’s work is focused around collecting, studying and archiving the photographic history of the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora.

Zaatari’s new work, The Script (2018), focuses on his interest in people’s attitudes while filming or photographing themselves, an exploration that emerged from his research of vernacular photography. Zaatari identifies recurring attitudes, fashions and forms of behaviour in front of the camera and how individuals choose to associate themselves with a social class, technology, modern values, or sometimes-dominant ideologies. The exhibition at Modern Art Oxford will include further film and photographic works by Zaatari alongside this new commission.

The Script is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange in partnership with Turner Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford. It is funded by Arts Council England and supported by Thomas Dane Gallery.

Akram Zaatari

Born in Sidon, Lebanon in 1966, Akram Zaatari is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator whose practice has explored and investigated issues pertinent to post-war Lebanon and the ways in which television mediates territorial conflicts and wars. His work also has a particular focus on the circulation and production of images in the context of today's geographic divisions in the Middle East.

In 1997 Zaatari co-founded the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut’s leading institution dedicated to the study and preservation of photography in the Middle East, North Africa and the Arab diaspora, and has focused for many years on studying the history of Studio Shehrazade, Sidon, and the photographs of Hashem el Madani (1928-2017), ensuring their safe transfer to the Arab Image Foundation.

Recent exhibitions include Letter to a Refusing Pilot, Moderna Museet, Malmö, Sweden (2018); Against Photography. An Annotated History of the Arab Image Foundation, MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, touring to K21, Dusseldorf, Germany; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (2017); Double Take: Akram Zaatari and the Arab Image Foundation, National Portrait Gallery, London (2017); and Akram Zaatari: The End of Time, The Common Guild, Glasgow (2016). Zaatari lives and works in Beirut.

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