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Ali Cherri
 
Video and visual artist Ali Cherri (born 1976 in Beirut, lives and works in Paris and Beirut) received a BA in graphic design from the American University in Beirut in 2000, and an MA in performing arts from DasArts, Amsterdam, in 2005. His current project looks at the place of the archaeological object in the construction of historical narratives.
He has recently participated in the following group exhibitions: “But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise” (Guggenheim, New York, 2016); “Rainbow Caravane” (Aichi Triennial, Japan, 2016); “A Taxonomy of Fallacies: The Life of Dead Objects” (monographic exhibition, Museum Sursock Beyrouth, 2016); “Lest the Two Seas Meet” (Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2016); “Matérialité de l'Invisible” (Centquatre, Paris, 2016); “The Time is Out of Joint” (Sharjah Art Space, United Arab Emirates, 2016).
 
(external link: www.acherri.com)
 

 
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Filmed inside a series of empty museum galleries across Paris, Ali Cherri's Somniculus articulates the tension between the lives of dead objects and the living world that surrounds them—thus highlighting their ideological value. This publication accompanies and complete the Lebanese artist's video project.