‘Goats (Untitled 8), Diab Alkarssifi, Lebanon 1976,1979’, Drift resolution series 2013–14 (Limited Edition Print, 2015)

Ania Dabrowska (2015)


‘Goats (Untitled 8), Diab Alkarssifi, Lebanon 1976,1979’, Drift resolution series 2013–14 (Limited Edition Print, 2015)
Lambda C-Type colour print on Fuji Crystal Archive matt paper
508x 405 mm, image size 470 x 290mm
Edition of 30
Signed and numbered by Ania Dabrowska and Diab Alkarssifi
Accompanied by a signed copy of the book

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This edition has been produced on occasion of A Lebanese Archive: From the collection of Diab Alkarssifi  by Ania Dabrowska, co-published by Book Works and Arab Image Foundation.

About the work:
A Lebanese Archive is based on a collection of archival photographs from Lebanon and the Middle East, which came into the hands of Ania Dabrowska in 2010 when she was a SPACE artist-in-residence at Arlington hostel Camden, London. It belongs to Diab Alkarssifi, a Lebanese émigré, who was living there at the time. The images were taken and collected by Alkarssifi over a lifetime: thousands of photographic prints, and negatives, including his numerous photographic assignments, images of everyday life in his home city of Baalbeck on the Syrian border and in Beirut, his student years in the early 1970s in Moscow and Budapest and, most extraordinarily his collection of found images from studios in Baalbeck, Beirut, Damascus and Cairo – photographs of society, family and friends, and Arab life in Lebanon, Palestine, Kuwait, Egypt, Syria and Iraq, that he passionately accumulated and saved. These images, all that survives of a much larger collection still hidden or lost in Lebanon, gives an intimate insight into the cultural, everyday and political history of this region, from 1993 to as far back as 1889.

About the artist:
Ania Dabrowska is an award winning artist living in London. She works with photography, moving image, installation, text and sound, and has a particular interest in the political and creative potency of archives within contemporary culture. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in the UK, Germany, USA, India since 2001. Winner of the Observer Hodge Photographic Award, 2003, selected for the National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Award, 2007, awarded The Wellcome Trust People Award, 2008-11. International residencies: Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2014), SPACE /Arlington, London (2010-2012), Dharamshala International Artists Workshop, Khoj International Artists Association, Delhi, and White Crane Arts & Media, Dharamshala, India (2012)

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‘Goats (Untitled 8), Diab Alkarssifi, Lebanon 1976,1979’, Drift resolution series 2013–14 (Limited Edition Print, 2015) | Dabrowska, Ania; | ISBN: Dabrowska_Goats | Price: £285.00 | Classifications: Archival; Artist as archivist; Document; Special Edition; | Edition: 30 copies | Contributor: Alkarssifi, Diab; | Publisher: Book Works | Designer: Kelly Weedon at Narrate;

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