Ziad Antar

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Ziad Antar (born 1978 in Saida, Lebanon) is a Lebanese filmmaker and photographer. He studied Agricultural Engineering at the American University of Beirut before turning to video and arts with a residency at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris and a post-diploma of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris,[1]

Life and work[edit]

Ziad Antar’s short films evoke a world in conflict through a playful tone.[2] In the aftermath of the 2006 Lebanon War, Ziad Antar produced a short film entitled La Marche Turque. The image shows the hands of a pianist playing Mozart’s partition, while the sound is hammered, reminding the one of bombings.[3] In 2002, Antar had directed a documentary film devoted to his mentor, the photographer Jean-Luc Moulène.[4]

In 2000, he acquired a 1948 Kodak Reflex and 10 rolls of black-and-white film that had expired in 1976. He began using this outdated material, producing a blurred and almost abstract effect on his photographs.[5] One of the photographs depict Walid Jumblatt and supposedly evokes the danger the Lebanese Druze leader faces after having criticized Hezbollah and the Syrian government.[6]

Filmography[edit]

  • Jean-Luc Moulène (2002)
  • Tokyo Tonight (2003)
  • WA (2004)
  • La Marche Turque (2006)
  • Safe Sound (2006)
  • Mdardara (2007)
  • La Corde (2007)
  • Le Radar (2007)
  • Etudes Mains (2008)
  • La Mouche (2008)
  • Banana (2008)
  • Night of Love (2009)
  • La Souris (2009)
  • Safe Sound (2009)

Publications[edit]

  • Beirut Bereft - The Architecture of the Forsaken and Map of the Derelict (Rasha Salti & Ziad Antar), Sharjah Art Foundation, 2009
  • Portrait of a territory, Actes Sud/Sharjah Art Foundation, 2012
  • Expired, Beaux Arts de Paris Editions and Musée Nicéphore Niepce publication, 2014
  • After Images, Contributions by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yahya Amqassim, Manal Khader, Yasmina Jraissa, Kaph 2016

Selected Exhibitions[edit]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Dark Matter, La Crypte, Beirut in Collaboration with Beirut Art Residency 2017[7]
  • Ziad Antar: Safe Sounds II in Collaboration with Beirut Art Residency 2016[8]
  • After Images, Beirut Exhibition Center 2016[9]
  • Ziad Antar: Expired, Selma Feriani Gallery, London, 2011[10]
  • Portrait of a Territory, Arts Area, Sharjah, 2012[11]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • Home Works IV, Galerie Sfeir Semler, Beirut, 2008[12]
  • 2008 TaipeiBiennial, Taipei, 2008[13]
  • Lebanon Now, Darat al Funun, Amman, 2008[14]
  • Provisions for the Future: Past of the Coming Days, Sharjah Biennial 09, Sharjah, 2009[15]
  • America, Beirut Art Center, Beirut, 2009[16]
  • 21 Shortlisted Artists of the Future Generation Art Prize Group Exhibition, Pinchkuk Art Centre, Kiev, 2010[17]
  • The Future of a Promise, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011[18]
  • The Mediterranean Approach, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, 2011[19]
  • Art is the answer! Contemporary Lebanese artists and designers, Villa Empain, Brussels, 2012[20]
  • Across Boundaries. Focus on Lebanese Photography, curated by Tarek Nahas, Beirut Art Fair 2018[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ziad Antar". Transmediale. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Ziad Antar". Nadour Collection. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  3. ^ "G:Class: Ziad Antar". New Museum of Contemporary Art. 2009. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Portrait of a Territory". L'Agenda. March 2012. Archived from the original on 1 May 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ Milliard, Coline (14 April 2011). "Ziad Antar". ArtInfo. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  6. ^ Pulver, Andrew (9 March 2011). "Photographer Ziad Antar's best shot". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Ziad Antar présente 'Dark Matter'. Des photos du cœur de la photographie". L'Agenda Culturel. 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Safe Sounds II". beirutartresidency.com.
  9. ^ "After Images by Ziad Antar". Beirut Exhibition Center. 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  10. ^ "ZIAD ANTAR: EXPIRED". Selma Feriani Gallery. 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Portrait of a Territory". Sharjah Art Foundation. 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  12. ^ "HOMEWORKS IV". Sfeir Semler. 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  13. ^ "List of Participating Artists". 2008 Taipei Biennial. 2008. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  14. ^ "Art Now in Lebanon. Curated by Andree Sfeir Semler". Darat Al Funun. Archived from the original on 25 March 2012. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  15. ^ "Participating Artists". Sharjah Art Foundation. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  16. ^ "America". Beirut Art Center. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  17. ^ "21 Shortlisted Artists of the Future Generation Art Prize Group Exhibition". The Victor Pinchuk Foundation. 30 October 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  18. ^ "Artists". The Future of a Promise. 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-04-05. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  19. ^ "The Mediterranean Approach". artfortheworld.net. 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  20. ^ "Latest News". Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Across Boundaries. Focus on Lebanese Photography" (PDF). Rania Matar website. 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.

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