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Akram Zaatari

'The End of Time'

21 Woodlands Terrace, Glasgow G3 6DF

8 April - 19 June 2016

A new exhibition by the Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari featuring drawing, photography and film.

Zaatari has an expansive practice that reflects on the collection, archive and dissemination of images and the role they play in the formation of identities and histories. This sensibility is formed by living through 15 years of war in Lebanon and recording it as a teenager. He has spent much of the past decade collecting and studying the photographic history of the Middle East.

For his first exhibition in Scotland, Zaatari presents a selection of works that reflect his interest in the documentary and its place as a tool in the shaping of history, both personal and collective.

Zaatari is co-founder of the groundbreaking Arab Image Foundation, an artist-driven organisation with a collection of over 600,000 images, established in 1997 to preserve and study photographs from the region. He has made invaluable and uncompromising contributions to the wider discourse on preservation and archival practice and played a critical role in developing the formal, intellectual, and institutional infrastructure of Beirut's contemporary art scene. Zaatari participated in Documenta13 and represented Lebanon at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2016

Read the review by Katherine Pahar in this is tomorrow

Akram Zaatari
'End of Time', 2012
16mm film still
Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Opening Times

During Glasgow International (8 - 25 April):
Every day 12 noon - 5pm, and until 7pm on Thursday

26 April - 9 June:
Wednesday - Sunday, 12 noon - 5pm and until 7pm on Thursday, and by appointment.

Content Advisory

Please be aware that some works in the exhibition include sexual references and imagery and may be unsuitable for under 18s. Please call or email if you require more information.

Informal Tours

Available every Sunday at 2pm.
No need to book - just turn up.

Screening / ‘Twenty-Eight Nights and a Poem’
Exhibition Talk / November Paynter
Exhibition Talk / Dr. Chad Elias
Discussion / 'Views of the Middle East'
Roundtable Conversation