Akram Zaatari, Damaged Negatives: Scratched Portrait of an anonymous woman, 2012. Inkjet print. Made from 35mm scratched negative from the Hashem el Madani archive. 

On November 27, Thomas Dane Gallery in London will open On Photography People and Modern Timesa solo exhibition of work by Akram Zaatari. The exhibition will include two installations that “forensically examine Studio Sheherazade and other archival material held in the AIF.  Both bridge geographic and temporal boundaries and probe the nature of representation.”

Zaatari will also be in conversation with Achim Borchardt-Hume, Head of Exhibitions at Tate Modern at the ICA on November 29.

The exhibition will be on view through February 1. 

Akram Zaatari, Untitled (Plane), 2012. 

Akram Zaatari’s solo exhibition, On Photography People and Modern Times, at Thomas Dane Gallery was reviewed in Artforum

This exhibition is based on the foundation’s archive of Studio Sheherazade, created in 1953 by Hashem al-Madani in Sidon, Lebanon. Zaatari acts as an archival artist, surveying social activity as it relates to Lebanese history and the nation’s complicated political readings as well as compiling a vast array of visual and political documents of both collective and personal histories.

The exhibition will be on view through February 1.