Conversation with Ali Cherri

29.03.2023 • 18h30 / Talk - OFF-SITE

The day after the screening of his new film Le Barrage, theInstitut audiovisuel de Monaco et le NMNM organize a talk with artist Ali Cherri.

Born in Beirut in 1976, Ali Cherri grew up in a country in the midst of civil war. Trained at the American University of Beirut and at DasArt – Academy of Theatre and Dance in Amsterdam, his work questions the construction of historical narratives through films, videos, sculptures and installations. The motifs of trauma and ruin are recurrent in his work, where telluric materials and archaeological objects are combined, opposed or degraded to bring out the traces of the past. In Trembling Landscapes (2014-2016), he highlights the fault lines that led to catastrophic earthquakes, juxtaposing a series of aerial maps of Beirut, Algiers, Damascus, Erbil, Mecca, and Tehran, with examples of political unrest. In 2017, for Somniculus, he filmed deserted galleries in Parisian museums, highlighting the relationship between the objects on display and the society that surrounds them. Recently invited for a residency at the National Gallery in London, he took an interest in paintings that have fallen into disrepair, viewing them as wounded bodies.

Ali Cherri now lives between Beirut and Paris. He was awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2022. The Dam, selected by the Cannes Film Festival – La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2022, is his first feature film.

La Petite Salle de l’Institut audiovisuel de Monaco
L’Engelin, 83 -85 boulevard du Jardin Exotique, Monaco
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