Where are the Arabs? presents a range of artistic responses to the different socioeconomic and political situations throughout Arab cities today. Organized by Sharjah Art Foundation, the program features films by Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Simone Fattal, Rania Stephan, Samah Hijawi, Mario Rizzi, Jem Cohen and Luc Sante, Basma Al Sharif and Jayce Salloum among many others.

Filmmakers Mario Rizzi and Samah Hijawi will present their work and engage in Q&A following the screenings of their respective films.


Joanna Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Lebanese Rocket Society, 2012, 1 hour 52 min

Rania Stephan,Trains – Trains (Where’s the Track?), 1999, 33 min

Simone Fattal, Autoportrait, 1971/2012, 47 min

Lamia Joreige, Beirut, Autopsy of a City (Beirut, 1001 views), 2010, 4 min

Jayce Salloum, Untitled Part 1: Everything and Nothing, 2002, 41 min

Jem Cohen and Luc Sante, Le Bled (Buildings in a Field), 2009, 13 min

Basma Al Sharif, Farther Than The Eye Can See, 2013, 13 min

Bader AlHomoud, Monopoly, 2011, 23 min

Mounira Al Solh,The Sea is a Stereo, 2007/ongoing, 14 min

Mario Rizzi, Al Intithar (The Waiting), 2013, 30 min
Talk by Mario Rizzi

Samah Hijawi, Where are the Arabs, 2009, 15 min
Talk by Samah Hijawi

MoMA PS1’s acclaimed VW Sunday Sessions program welcomes visitors to experience art live and in real time. Embracing performance, music, dance, conversations, and film, the program vividly demonstrates how these art forms can push us to engage with our contemporary world in creative, illuminating ways. With an emphasis on artistic practices that blur and break traditional genre boundaries, the program supports and commissions new work, inviting artists, curators, and other cultural instigators to share their latest projects.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator with Mike Skinner, Producer, Alex Sloane, Live Programming Coordinator and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions.