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Party in the Sky : The Photo-DJ Lucien-Samaha
This exhibition brings to the attention of our audiences the activities of the Lebanese/American photographer, artist, traveler, archivist, and DJ Lucien Samaha. It focuses on one of Samaha’s gigs, on the 107th floor of the North Tower of the original World Trade Center (WTC) from the late 1990s until 9/11. The exhibition comprises several online galleries, containing photographs, videos, clips, and documents related to his party in the Twin Towers. A PDF publication places Samaha’s cultural activities in a broader cultural and political context, amid historical transitions: from analog to digital photography, from the WTC as center of NYC’s tourism to “ground zero” of terrorism; from an artist residency program located in the North Tower to its links to art institutions in Beirut; from 9/11 to 8/4, the “ground zero” that devastated the cultural capital of the Middle East this past summer. The project was initiated in collaboration with the Center of American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut.
A virtual discussion with the artist is scheduled to take place on April 28 (2021) at 3:00 PM Beirut time.
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Meeting ID: 934 4139 1023