"Here and now"
The 8th of March 2017, the Tanit Gallery will held the « Here and Now » exhibition by Gilbert Hage alongside with the signature of the publication dedicated to this photography series, co-edited by Alba and Naila Kettaneh. A major figure in contemporary photography as well as at the Académie libanaise des Beaux- arts where he has taught for many years, Gilbert Hage publish « Here and Now » a work begun in 2004, introduced by Jean-Michel Vecchiet. Gilbert Hage’s photographs challenge and incite us to reflect on our own perceptions, on our identities both real and imagined. « Rather than forcing us to step back from his images, away from his subjects, confronting us with the apparent difficulty of having to decipher entire life histories from figures posed and frozen in false ecstasies, Gilbert Hage pushes us back into our corners, offering us a labyrinthine journey into a history of the portrait itself, the history of art, without telling us, without announcing it beforehand. » JM Vecchiet
About the writer
Gilbert Hage lives, teaches and works in Lebanon.
His photographic works include: I Hated You Already Because of the Lies I Had Told You, Why Do We Feel Like Kafka ?, Eleven Views of Mount Ararat, Strings (aka With Strings Attached), Pillows, Screening Berlin, 242 cm2, Homeland 1 (Aka Tou can Ruins?), Phone [Ethics], Here and Now, Beirut, Anonymous, and Roses. It was exhibited at the Fotomuseum, Antwerp; At the Naila Kettaneh Kunigk Space, Beirut; At the Museum of Photography in Thessalonik; At the Royal College of Art in London; At the Rencontres d'Arles (France); At the Sharjah Biennale; White Box, Munich; At the French Institute in Beirut; At the Contemporary Art Institute of Dunaújváros (Hungary); Modern Art in Oxford; At the House of World Cultures in Berlin; At the Tanit Gallery, Munich; Alice Mogabgab Gallery, Beirut, Photomed Lebanon and Videobrasil, São Paulo.