Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige. Two Suns in a sunset
Tour of the exhibition with the artists
28 June 2016
18h00 to 19h00
Jeu de Paume, Paris

In its series of its Tuesday night events for young visitors, Jeu de Paume invites you to tour the “Two Suns in a sunset” exhibition with Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige.

The Lebanese film-makers and artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (1969, Beirut) interweave thematic, conceptual and formal links through photographs, video installations, fictional films and documentaries. Self-taught, they became film-makers and artists through necessity in the wake of the Lebanese civil wars. Their very personal œuvre, based on their various encounters with people, has led them to explore the realm of the visible and of absence, leading to a fascinating back-and-forth between life and fiction. For more than fifteen years, their films and artworks, created using personal and political documents, develop narratives out of stories kept secret in the face of the prevailing history. They are interested in the emergence of the individual in societies made up of communities, and the difficulty of living in the present.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s work is constructed around the production of types of knowledge, the rewriting of history, construction of imaginaries, and also around contemporary modes of narration. They draw on their experience of their own country while going beyond its frontiers. The investigative process they adopt, together with their exploration of geographical and personal territory, endows their work with a particular aesthetic.

Tuesday 28 June, 6 pm. Free tour for students and visitors under 26. Admission on presentation of exhibition ticket, valid on the same day only.

Young Visitor’s Tuesday: Free admission for students and visitors under 26 every last Tuesday of the month from 11am to 9pm.

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