Globe: Rabih Mroué

Three evenings with Rabih Mroué and friends
Diana Allan (Beirut) Tony Chakar (Beirut) Simon Haber (Beirut) Joana Hadjithomas (Paris) Khalil Joreige (Paris) Lamia Joreige (Beirut) Ziad Nawfal (Beirut)
Maher Abi Samra (Beirut) Scrambled Eggs (Beirut)
Mittwoch, 13. April - Freitag, 15. April 2011, 18 - 24 Uhr

Globe - Art, Music and Performance / Eine Initiative der Deutschen Bank in den Deutsche Bank-Türmen, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt
Robert Johnson Live Safer Bar feat. Tobias Rehberger
Kuratiert von Daniel Birnbaum, Nikolaus Hirsch, Judith Hopf, Willem de Rooij

Mittwoch 13. April
17:00 – 19:00 Ziad Nawfal, 96.2 FM Radio Lebanon / live Radio
19:00 – 20:30 Tony Chakar The Eighth Day / Talk
21:30 – 22:30 Rabih Mroué, Make me stop smoking / Lecture performance

Donnerstag 14. April
17:00 – 18:30 Ziad Nawfal, Beirut‘s alternative music scene / Lecture performance
19:00 – 21:00 Simon Haber, The One Man Village / Film
21:30 – 22:30 Rabih Mroué, The inhabitants of images / Lecture performance

Freitag 15. April
18:00 – 19:00 Maher Abi Samra, Lamia Joreige, Diana Allan, Merely Smell, Journey, Still Life / Film
19:30 – 21:00 Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Aida sauve-moi / Lecture performance
21:30 – 22:30 Scrambled Eggs, Jackpot Blues part I + II / Music

Rabih Mroué (born 1967) is an actor, director, playwright, visual artist, and a contributing editor of The Drama Review (TDR) as well as a co-founder and board member of the Beirut Art Center (BAC), Beirut. Recent exhibitions include "I the Undersigned" at BAK (Utrecht, 2010), Performa 09 (New York, 2009), 11th International Istanbul Biennial (2009), "Tarjama/Translation" at Queens Museum of Art (New York, 2009), Sjarjah Biennial (2009), "Soft Manipulation – Who is afraid of the new now?" at Casino Luxembourg (2008) and "Medium Religion" at ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2008). Mroué lives and works in Beirut.

Rabih Mroué engages with cultural and political processes.
His meticulously staged theatrical performances
and videos explore relationships between different artistic
languages and the interaction between performer and
audience. For “Globe” Mroué invited his friends from Beirut.
Alternative Sounds characterize Ziad Nawfal’s live
broadcast for Radio Lebanon and a concert by Scrambled
Eggs, one of the most distinguished young Beirut rock
bands. Films by Simon Haber, Maher Abi Samra, Lamia
Joreige, and Diana Allan will be shown, and a performance
by the filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige
will be staged. The program moreover includes lectures
by Rabih Mroué and a talk by the artist, architect, and
essayist Tony Chakar.

Globe is not an exhibition in the traditional sense, but rather a flexible space that allows for a series of scenarios focused on moving images, performative events and talks that unfold during seven weeks in a temporary space at the ground floor of the Deutsche Bank Towers. Each week will be shaped by a different international artist and his or her guests.

Die Veranstaltungen finden in englischer Sprache statt.

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