THE LOVERS: A TALE OF TWO REVOLUTIONS
BY ALFRED TARAZI
SATURDAY, JULY 6, 2019
3:00 - 3:45 PM
The Lovers is an incisive exploration of the dynamics of Beirut in the 1970s through the projected lives of two of its urban legends: Miss Universe 1971 Georgina Rizk and the PLO’s Ali Hassan Salameh. Using archival material coming from the vibrant print culture of the time, we will attempt to map out the trajectories of two revolutions happening in the same place at the same time. That city nor the world will never be the same again.
Alfred Tarazi was born in Beirut in 1980. In 2004, he graduated with a degree in graphic design from the American University of Beirut. His entire body of work, ranging across painting, photography, drawing, digital collage, sculpture, and installation, revolves around complex historical investigations into the Lebanese Civil War. He is represented by Galerie Krinzinger in Vienna.