The galleries in Berlin are currently closed to visitors until further notice in order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. Stay healthy, STAY AT HOME, and enjoy exploring the artworks digitally here on PiB! ps: Also follow PiB on Instagram for the upcoming takeovers by gallerists & artists!
Als Schutz vor der Verbreitung des COVID-19 Virus sind die Berliner Galerien für den Publikumsverkehr geschlossen. Bleibt gesund, BLEIBT ZUHAUSE, und genießt die Ausstellungen ausnahmsweise in digitaler Form hier auf PiB! Ps: Folgt PiB auf Instagram für die kommenden Takeovers von Galerist*innen & Künstler*innen!
© Omar Imam, From The Series Live, Love, Refugee. “My Wife Is Blind…I Tell Her The Stories Of Her Favorite TV Series And Sometimes Change The Script To Create A Better Atmosphere For Her.”

Artist Talk

»Live, Love, Refugee«

Omar Imam

Artist Talk (held in English): Monday, May 2, 2016, 19:30h (Facebook Event)
Curated by Peggy Sue Amison
Admission free

Description

Syrian Photographer & Filmmaker – Omar Imam

Omar will discuss his practice, both in photography and film, including his most recent work “Live, Love, Refugee” which explores the mental state of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, specifically investigating how relationships and dreams are affected by conflict and displacement. Working with his subjects in a theatrical manner, each acts out their personal stories of pain and desire in a surreal re-telling of the experiences they encountered while crossing multiple borders to escape their war torn country.

Omar Imam is a Syrian photographer and filmmaker based in Beirut. Since 2003, his work has been largely personal and oriented around social campaigns in Syria. Since the Syrian uprising in March 2011, Omar has been using ironic conceptual photography as a reaction to violence, often publishing under a pseudonym. After leaving Damascus in late 2012, he started making fictional short films looking at issue of Syrian refugees. His work has been featured internationally at Middle East Now Festival in Florence, Italy (2016), East Wing Gallery in Dubai (2016), The Price Claus Fund in Amsterdam (2015) Photoville Festival in Brooklyn, New York (2015), and is a past grantee of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund (2014). Originally from Damascus, he has been based in Lebanon since 2012.

Additional talks in the series of artist talks curated by Peggy Sue Amison at tête this May:

Monday, May 9, 2016: Mark Curran »THE MARKET«
Wednesday, May 11, 2016: Dr. Sabine Kriebel »From Cut and Paste to Mechanical Reproduction in Photography – 1920’s Dada to the present«

Event Details

© Omar Imam, from the series Live, Love, Refugee. “My wife is blind…I tell her the stories of her favorite TV series and sometimes change the script to create a better atmosphere for her.”
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Schönhauser Allee 161A, 10435 Berlin, Germany

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