Muqaddimah Li-Nihayat Jidal (Introduction to the End of an Argument):

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  • Muqaddimah Li-Nihayat Jidal (Introduction to the End of an Argument):

  • Artist: Jayce Salloum
  • Year: 1990
  • Duration: 45:00
  • Country: United States
  • A dizzying rollercoaster of cuts and jumps, from Henry Kissinger and Ted Koppel to Elvis, this barrage of images (spliced in with more personal footage shot on the West Bank and Gaza) are juxtaposed in a remarkably effective way as an ironic commentary on the uses and power of Middle East imagery produced by the West.
    Jayce Salloum has been working in installation, photography, mixed media and video since 1975. Salloum is known for installation works that sensitively investigate historical, social and cultural contexts of place. The grandson of Syrian (now a part of Lebanon) immigrants, Salloum studied in the United States. Central themes played out in his work include questions of exile, ethnic representation and cultural identity. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, his work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Centre Pompidou. In 2014, Salloum won a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.

  • Accession #: 1796
  • Distribution Status: In Distribution
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