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Ziad Antar

Products of War
2006 | C-prints mounted on aluminum dibond | 49 x 72 cm

Products of War is a series of photographs that record the actuality of everyday life in a war situation by taking stock of basic items that are integral to survival. Antar collected these products both during and in the aftermath of the 2006 war; they include cans of vegetarian spread left over by Israeli soldiers, which the artist found in the southern town of Ayta El Chaab on the day the war ended.

Veil Series
2007 | C-prints mounted on aluminum dibond | 32 x 50 cm

Veil Series touches on the recent phenomenon of religious radicalism and the surge in the popularity of the headscarf or veil. Ziad Antar spent a month working on an art project with young girls from the Ein al-Hilwé camp near Saida. The girls were asked to bring headscarves with them from their homes and to create any shape they desired using them. Veil Series is a photographic exposé of the end products of this art venture.

UN Tank
2006 | C-print mounted on aluminum dibond | 78 x 119 cm

This photograph of a UN tank that is parked at a perfect viewpoint in front of a picturesque countryside which is untainted by signs of destruction leads the viewer to question the tank’s role.




Born in Lebanon in 1978, Ziad Antar, who lives between Lebanon and France, has been working in photography and video since 2002. Although Antar grew up in the south during the civil war, where he observed what was happening on the ground on a daily basis, his works exhibit a nonchalant objectivity towards their divisive subject matter, leaving it up to the viewer to find meaning and take a position.

 
 

Artists (listed alphabetically):

> Ziad Antar
> Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige
> Lamia Joreige
> Mazen Kerbaj
> Randa Mirza
> Rabih Mroué
> Walid Raad
> The Atlas Group / Walid Raad
> Marwan Rechmaoui
> Walid Sadek
> Rayyane Tabet
> Jalal Toufic
> Paola Yacoub

> Akram Zaatari

see also:

> Introduction by Andree Sfeir Semler
> Art Now in Lebanon, article by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

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