Jalal Toufic Events
TALK: Scrivener's Monthly: Jalal Toufic on "The Dancer's Two Bodies"
Thursday, October 12, 7pm
Western Front, 303 E. 8th Ave.
SCREENING: A trilogy of videos by Jalal Toufic and Graziella Rizkallah Toufic followed by a discussion with Toufic
Saturday, October 14, 8pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Vancouver
TALK: Jalal Toufic on "The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster"
Tuesday, October 17, 7pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Center, SFU Vancouver
BOOK LAUNCH AND TALK: Jalal Toufic on What Was I Thinking (Sternberg Press, 2017)
Wednesday, October 18, 3pm
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.
SFU Galleries and Audain Visual Artist in Residence program are hosting Jalal Toufic and Walid Raad, contemporaries whose art and writing are, almost uncannily, aligned. Raad was AVAIR in Fall 2016 and returns to present his exhibition in Audain Gallery this fall, while Toufic will present a series of lectures and screenings, his first in Canada.
The works of Toufic and Raad destabilize narratives of history by way of fictive philosophical and logical constructions which fold time. Each artist’s work engages a divergent range of topics, but repeatedly returns to query the history of Lebanon and its civil wars.
Jalal Toufic is a thinker and a mortal to death. He was born in 1962 in Beirut or Baghdad and died before dying in 1989 in Evanston, Illinois. He was most recently a participant in the Sharjah Biennial 11, the 9th Shanghai Biennale, Documenta 13, Art in the Auditorium III (Whitechapel Gallery) and Six Lines of Flight (SF MOMA). In 2011, he was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD.
These events are part of the Walid Raad: Sweet Talk: Commissions (Beirut 1994) exhibition in the Audain Gallery. For more information, click here.