Fouad Elkoury — Le plus beau jour



Fouad Elkoury
Le plus beau jour

Past: March 26 → May 25, 2014

Photographer and video maker Fouad Elkoury lives in Paris and Beirut. In the 1980s he covered the civil war in Lebanon and the Near East. His work approaches the cityscape as a dimension of intimacy and addresses socio-political questions in times of war.

His work has been widely exhibited, most notably at the Palais de Tokyo, at the Venice Biennale, and at the Beirut Art Center. This installation comprised of several video slide shows is his second exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. As he explains, “It all began with a poem by Etel Adnan, To be in a time of war, which I was eager to illustrate. As time went by, and as I associated the images with one another, the project turned into a multi-screen piece, a sort of three-act play that tells several stories at once”.

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5-7, rue de Fourcy

75004 Paris

T. 01 44 78 75 00 — F. 01 44 78 75 15

Pont Marie

Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 8 PM
Fermeture les 25 décembre et 1er janvier (fermeture des expositions à 17h les 24 et 31 décembre)

Admission fee

Full rate €8.00 — Concessions €4,50

Gratuit aux moins de 8 ans, personne handicapée, personnel de la Ville, carte presse et les mercredis entre 17 et 20h

The artist

  • Fouad Elkoury