film premiere: az >>> vb

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posted on 11/28/2016
The closing of the show Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright will feature the premiere of a film documenting the Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari’s exhibit at Galpão VB

A production of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, the film was directed by Maria Farkas and features unreleased footage of the artist as he discusses the artworks in the show. The screening happens on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 p.m., free of charge.

The show’s final day will see the center for Arab culture and political activism Al Janiah make another appearance at Galpão VB, offering Middle Eastern drinks, food, and folk music from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as a guest of the onsite Comedoro Café.

The event will wrap up Associação Cultural Videobrasil’s 2016 exhibitions program at Galpão VB.

about the film

Directed by Maria Farkas, the medium-length film AZ >>> VB (27’34”) is a poetical portrayal of Akram Zaatari’s first-ever solo showing in Brazil. The artist comments on the works on show at Galpão VB, enabling the audience to connect with Zaatari’s productions in a new way. The film also converses with Beirut Exploded Views (2014) by taking cues from its camera movements, long shots, and drawn-out sense of time.

Maria Farkas (São Paulo, 1979)
The holder of a Film and Video degree from the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo, Farkas has been a film and TV director since 2001, with productions under her belt including Hector Babenco’s Carandiru; Sérgio Machado’s Lower City; Marco Bechis’ Birdwatchers; Tata Amaral’s Hoje; and Karim Ainouz’s Futuro Beach. She recently co-directed the series Vizinhos and Três Teresas with Luiz Villaça for Brazil’s GNT TV channel, and shared directing duties for Cao Hamburger and Teo Poppovic’s Que Monstro Te Mordeu? series on TV Cultura.

about the exhibition

One of the leading Lebanese artists today, Akram Zaatari creates films, video installations and texts that deal with the relevance of images as fragments of an epoch, and with their complex interplay with politics, desire, and memory. In Tomorrow Everything Will Be Alright, that interplay once again comes up to conjure a portrait of our time as seen in contemporary Lebanon. In borrowing its title from one of the pieces it features, the exhibit heralds the hope of a future in which the promises of today can perhaps flourish.

december 3rd (saturday)

Al Janiah + exhibition closing: 11 a.m.–7 p.m.

Film screening: 6 p.m.