The Biennial of Photographers of the Arab World at the Arab World Institute until 24th November 2019

This is the third edition of the biennale des photographes du monde arabe contemporain, with a very diverse selection of photographers and subjects.

Actually, the event isn’t limited to just the Institut du Monde Arabe – it’s taking place simultaneously in the galleries of nine different venues. Follow the suggested trail, see them all, and you’ll end up at the MEP for a very interesting retrospective…

Biennale des photographes du monde arabe à l'Institut du Monde Arabe jusqu'au 24 novembre 2019
© Tanya Traboulsi

For this edition of the biennial, the Institut du Monde Arabe is putting the spotlight on the Lebanese scene, with around twenty photographers showing works from the past decade.

The exhibition is organised in two parts, with the first taking a more documentative approach showing the geographical, urban and social realities, with a second section taking a less realist approach, showing a desire to escape this reality.

Three works in the exhibition go beyond simple photography. There’s the short film Beyrouth centre ville, 1991 by Tanino Musso, a kaleidoscopic installation called Beyrouth mon amour by Vladimir Antaki and another installation by Zad Moultaka that brings together original video and music.

Biennale des photographes du monde arabe à l'Institut du Monde Arabe jusqu'au 24 novembre 2019
© Nadim Asfar

If you follow the suggested trails between the other participating venues (not really in a straight line, but not far from each other) you’ll be able to discover the work of Giorgia Fiorio at Agathe Gaillard’s gallery, a collective exhibition called From Morocco at the Clémentine de la Férronière Gallery, an exhibition by Michel Slomka at the town hall of the 4th arrondissement, Hakawi حكاوي – Stories of Contemporary Egypt at the International City of the Arts…

The trail ends at the MEP, which has given carte blanche to Moroccan (but London-based) artist Hassan Hajjaj for a vast retrospective that you probably shouldn’t miss.

A very stimulating, diverse and beautiful biennial indeed!

The biennale des photographes du monde arabe contemporain is at the Institute of the Arab World (here) and eight other venues until 24th November 2019

Open every day except Mondays from 10am-6pm (7pm weekends and public holidays)

Admission: 10€ / 6€

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📣 Concours photo ! Dans le cadre de la troisième édition de la Biennale des photographes du monde arabe contemporain, @fisheyelemag et l’Institut du monde arabe (IMA) s’associent et lancent un concours Instagram autour du thème « La présence du monde arabe dans le paysage urbain » ! • Pour participer, il vous suffit de publier une image correspondant au thème et accompagnée du hashtag #FisheyexIMA sur Instagram. • Photographes, vous avez jusqu'au jusqu’au 31 octobre 2019 pour participer ! // 📣 Photo contest! As part of the third edition of Biennale des photographes du monde arabe contemporain, Fisheye and Institut du monde arabe (IMA) are joining forces to launch an Instagram photo contest around the theme "Presence of the Arab world in urban landscape"! • To participate, simply publish an image corresponding to the theme on Instagram with the hashtag #FisheyexIMA. • Photographers, you have until October 31, 2019 to participate! // 📣 مسابقة تصوير! في إطار النشرة الثالثة لبينالي المصورين في العالم العربي المعاصر، يُطلق معهد العالم العربي بالاشتراك مع فيشآي Fisheye مسابقة أنستغرام Instagram حول موضوع "تواجد العالم العربي في المنظر الحضري" ! • للاشتراك في المسابقة، يتوجب نشر صورة تتماشى مع الموضوع مرفقة ب. hashtag #FisheyexIMA على الأنستغرام. • المصورون، معكم لغاية 31 أكتوبر/ تشرين أول 2019 للاشتراك. وشكرا لكم

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