Akram Zaatari. Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation

Art, Photography MACBA. Museu d'Art Contemporani , El Raval Until Sunday September 24 2017
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Akram Zaatari. Against photography. An annotated history of the Arab Image Foundation

Barcelona's MACBA art centre reflects on the different conditions a photograph can have

Rather than offering a potted history of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF), this exhibition gives us the perspective of an artist, which is fundamental for understanding how the organisation works. Through Akram Zaatari, a founding member of the AIF who has also played a key part in its ongoingdevelopment, this show reflects on the 20 years that the AIF has existed and the multiple conditions that a photograph can have: photographic document, object, its material value, aesthetic and memory. The expansive work of Zaatari on photography and collecting adopts an almost archaeological perspective: excavating the past brings forward new narratives and resuscitates them in the contemporary world. 

Venue name: MACBA. Museu d'Art Contemporani
Contact:
Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1
El Raval
Barcelona
08001
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-7.30pm; Tue closed (excluding holidays); Sat 10am-9pm; Sun & holidays 10am-3pm. Guided tours in English Mon 6pm.
Transport: Sant Antoni (M: L2)
Price: €10