Visual Arts - 2016
Khalil Joreige collaborates with Joana Hadjithomas as filmmakers and artists, producing cinematic and visual artwork that intertwine. For more than fifteen years, they have focused on the images, representations, and writing of history of their home country, Lebanon, questioning the fabrication of imaginaries in the region and beyond. Together, they have directed multi awarded documentaries and feature films such A Perfect Day (2005). And Je Veux Voir (I Want to See), starring Catherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué, premiered at the official selection of the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 and was chosen by the French CriticsGuild as the Best Film 2008. In 2013, they presented their feature documentary The Lebanese Rocket Society, the strange tale of the Lebanese space race and a series of artistic installations around the space project of the 1960s. Lately they have focused on spams and scams and the virtuality of internet. Their artwork, part of major private and public collection is extensively shown in solo and group shows in museums, biennials and art centers around the world.