Exhibitions

MAM Screen 013: Mounira Al Solh

2020.7.31 [Fri] - 2021.1.3 [Sun]

This program features Mounira Al Solh (born 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon), presenting video that encompasses both representative works of her early period and her latest piece produced in 2019. Al Solh works in a range of media, including video, installation, and photography. She participated in the Rijksakademie artist-in-residence program in Amsterdam in 2006, and since then has worked internationally, based in both Europe and her native Lebanon.

Al Solh offers an affectionately humorous take on everyday events, small stories, and episodes drawn from the lives of women in a contemporary society wracked by political and religious conflict and by refugee issues. Although using a documentary style, she occasionally interweaves the content with fiction and fantasy, and frequently employs methods such as monologue and narration. Featuring events in the everyday lives of the artist, her friends, and acquaintances narrated from the perspective of each respective individual, the stories are related in a matter-of-fact manner and have a trivial feel to them. Nevertheless, the various snippets of background reality that can be gleaned from between the lines induce us to think about disparities and inconsistencies in society. Highly personal episodes from private life can sometimes serve as an opening for thinking about the broader world in general.


Works Screened

A. Rawane’s Song, 2006, 7 min. 19 sec.

B. As If I Don’t Fit There, 2006, 12 min. 8 sec.

C. Now Eat My Script, 2014, 24 min. 45 sec.

D. Freedom Is a Habit I'm Trying to Learn (Excerpts of Rogine and Hanin), 2019, 21 min. 10 sec.

Total duration of the screening is approximately 70 minutes and it is scheduled to begin running daily at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30, 19:00, 20:30 (Note that the Museum closes at 17:00 on Tuesdays).


Mounira Al Solh
Mounira Al Solh
Rawane’s Song
2006
Video
7 min. 19 sec.
Courtesy: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Mounira Al Solh
Mounira Al Solh
Rawane’s Song
2006
Video
7 min. 19 sec.
Courtesy: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Mounira Al Solh
Mounira Al Solh
As If I Don’t Fit There
2006
Video
12 min. 8 sec.
Courtesy: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg
Mounira Al Solh
Mounira Al Solh
As If I Don’t Fit There
2006
Video
12 min. 8 sec.
Courtesy: Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut/Hamburg

Rawane’s Song and As If I Don’t Fit There are also introduced on the webpage here:
https://www.mori.art.museum/en/exhibitions/mamdigital/02/#mams013

Mounira Al Solh

Born 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon. Al Solh’s recent exhibitions include solo shows at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, 2014), ALT Art Space (Istanbul, Turkey, 2016) and Art Institute Chicago (2018) and group exhibitions such as 2012 New Museum Triennial (New York), The 56th Venice Biennale (2015) and documenta14 (Kassel, Germany, 2017).

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MAM Screen 013: Mounira Al Solh


Notice about MAM Screen 013

Due to some events and programs scheduled, the screening may be temporarily unavailable during the following time-frame:
* Please note that events may be added.

- 10:00-17:30, Saturday, August 1

- 10:00-19:00, Saturday, September 26


Notice Regarding Photography in the Galleries

Photography is not permitted in the gallery of MAM Screen 013: Mounira Al Solh exhibition.


About “MAM Screen”

Since first appearing in the 1960s, video art has progressed in leaps and bounds alongside innovations in video technology. Amid the proliferation of multimedia video installations in recent years, the MAM Screen program stands out by screening outstanding single-channel video works from around the world.

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