“On The Lebanese Rocket Society”
Saturday March 2, 3pm
311 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002 T: 212.619.3356
Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige collaborate as filmmakers and artists. Their have directed the documentaries Khiam 2000–2007 and El The lost film and the feature films Al Bayt el Zaher and A Perfect Day and most recently, Je veux voir (I want to see), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué. Recent solo shows include: We could be heroes just for one day (Musée d’art Moderne de la ville de Paris, 2009), Wonder Beirut (Centre de la Photographie, Geneve, 2009), I’m there even if you don’t see me (Ellen Bina Gallery, Montreal, 2009), How soon is now (Beirut Exhibition Center 2012). They have participated in numerous group shows and biennials including the Sharjah Biennial (2011), Biennale de Lyon (2011), Istanbul Biennial (2011), la Triennale (Paris 2012), Gwangju Biennale (2012), and the Kochi Biennale (2012). They are the authors of numerous publications and university lecturers in Lebanon and Europe. They are members of the board of Metropolis Cinema and co-founders of Abbout Productions together with Georges Schoucair. Hadjithomas is also a member of the curricular committee of the Ashkal Alwan academy, Home workspace. www.hadjithomasjoreige.com
The presentation takes place in conjunction with their exhibition, The Lebanese Rocket Society – A Tribute to Dreamers (Parts II, III, IV and V) at CRG Gallery, New York, February 28–April 20, 2013.