Selected Exhibitions

Liverpool Biennial (2018)

Liverpool Biennial
Liverpool, U.K.

View of ‘After the River’ at St George’s hall in Liverpool Biennial, 2018

View of ‘After the River’ at St George’s hall in Liverpool Biennial, 2018

View of ‘After the River’ at St George’s hall in Liverpool Biennial, 2018

View of ‘After the River’ at St George’s hall in Liverpool Biennial, 2018

Liverpool Biennial (2018)

Beautiful world, where are you?
Curated by Sally Tallant, Director, and Kitty Scott, Co-curator.

Liverpool Biennial is the UK biennial of contemporary art. Taking place over 15 weeks across the city in public spaces, galleries, museums and online, Liverpool Biennial has commissioned more than 40 artists from around the world to make and present work in the context of Liverpool. The 10th edition Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil with free exhibitions and events across the city. In 2018, Liverpool Biennial is celebrating 20 years of presenting international art in the city and region.

 

After the River (2016)
Three-channel video installation

After the River, the latest work within the project UnderWriting Beirut Nahr, uncovers the different facets of Beirut River, from its social history to its recent and rapid transformations. Rendering a sensorial geography of the place, this work features a former landowner, Beirut Art Center’s janitor, as well as construction workers building high-rise residentials. In this three-channel video installation, Lamia Joreige explores notions of borders and landscape and reflects on the diverse migrant population that has historically settled along the river’s banks. She studies the potential for gentrification of this area, one of the few remaining unexploited spaces in the capital. The area saw the rapid development of what has long been a derelict piece of land into a place of interest for art practitioners and recently, the site of high-rise residential constructions. The ambitious plans to rehabilitate the river and the influx of refugees and migrants to the ever–expanding city make the future of the river and the fate of all the communities living in the area unknown.