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
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Since 2012, VW Sunday Sessions has presented a commissioning program resulting in new work by Trajal Harrell, Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof, Tobias Madison and Matthew Lutz Kinoy, Hannah Black, and Colin Self. Additionally, the VW Dome Artist Residency offers a platform for creative development and experimentation for artists at all stages of the creative process.