Fouad Elkoury

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Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere | IV. The Persistence of Resistance in the Actualization of Memories From the Past Atlantis
Fouad Elkoury

13 Minutes

Repeat: Wednesday, February 16

Atlantis is a series of photographs shown in chronological order, depicting Yasser Arafat’s escape from Beirut (August 30–September 1, 1982). Atlantis was the name of the ship sent by the late Greek Prime Minister Papandreou to carry Arafat to Athens.

Fouad Elkoury’s Atlantis is presented within The Persistence of Resistance in the Actualization of Memories From the Past​, the fourth of five chapters in Memories for Forgetfulness Elsewhere, an online film program curated by Irmgard Emmelhainz for e-flux Video & Film. The program streams in five thematic group screenings each two weeks long, and will be accompanied by two live discussions.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Photography, War & Conflict
Documentary, Video Art, Palestine, Lebanon, Water & The Sea
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Fouad Elkoury (b. 1952, Paris) portrays the turbulent past of Lebanon and the Middle East as well as daily life in the present in photographs, videos, and installation works. His photographs have striven to document and respond to political conflict and popular upheaval, inspired by time spent at home in Lebanon, as well as Egypt, Turkey, Gaza, and the Occupied Territories. Elkoury co-founded the Arab Image Foundation to archive and preserve photographs of the region’s collective history. He has held numerous solo shows inlcuding in Buenos Aires, Munich, Geneva, Paris, Dubai, Beirut, Rome, and Tokyo. His works are part of permanent collections including the Centre Pompidou, Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, and Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. He lives between Paris and Beirut.


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