Past Exhibition / Fouad Elkoury

The Lost Empire

April 30 - May 29, 2014

  • FE_Balaton Airport _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _50x 75cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Balaton Airport, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 50 x 75 cm

  • FE_Kiskunlachaza _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _60x 90cm _650

    Fouad Elkoury, Kiskunlachaza, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 60 x 90 cm

  • FE_Borne Sulinowo _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _75x 60cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Borne Sulinowo, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 75 x 60 cm

  • FE_Bunker _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _72x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Bunker, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 72 x 90 cm

  • FE_Finsterwalde _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _62.5x 50cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Finsterwalde, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 62.5 x 50 cm

  • FE_Furstenwalde _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _50x 62.5cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Furstenwalde, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 50 x 62.5 cm

  • FE_Gross Dolln _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _75x 50cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Gross Dolln, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 75 x 50 cm

  • FE_Juterbog _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _75x 50cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Juterbog, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 75 x 50 cm

  • FE_Kluczewo _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _72x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Kluczewo, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 72x 90 cm

  • FE_Krausnick (1)_2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _60x 75cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Krausnick (1), 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 60 x 75 cm

  • FE_Krausnick (2)_2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _90x 72cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Krausnick (2), 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 90 x 72 cm

  • FE_Mezokovesd _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _60x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Mezokovesd, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 60 x 90 cm

  • FE_Retired Buses _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _72x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Retired Buses, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 72 x 90 cm

  • FE_Sypniewo _2010_Chromogenic Print Diasec _100x 80cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Sypniewo, 2010, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 100 x 80 cm

  • FE_Szprotawa _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _60x 90cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Szprotawa, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 60 x 90 cm

  • FE_Tartu ,lac _2011_Chromogenic Print Diasec _100x 125cm

    Fouad Elkoury, Tartu ,lac, 2011, Chromogenic Print Diasec, 100 x 125 cm

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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    Fouad Elkoury, The Lost Empire, Installation View

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Fouad Elkoury - The Lost Empire

The Third Line is pleased to present The Lost Empire, Fouad Elkoury’s third solo show in Dubai, which presents the artist’s photographic journey through abandoned soviet military bases.

In a practice spanning more than four decades, Fouad’s work has come to be associated with documentary photography through lands that have experienced strife – with the landscape and architecture pockmarked with human conflict. The current body of work explores a similar topography of war.

After having decided to document abandoned soviet military bases in 2009, Fouad visited dozens of military bases in Poland, Hungary, Estonia and East Germany between 2010 and 2011. Most were aviation fields; others served separate purposes. And despite having being told there was nothing to photograph there, Fouad found the abandoned desolation far more captivating. 

Deserted and invaded by nature, a force far more primal and stronger than weapons of war, the bases have become unserviceable areas of land. The utter silence and emptiness left Fouad the only protagonist in the plot, searching for abandoned stories, and his only ally was light, without which nothing could be seen.

ESSAY: The Mute Witness, by Negar Azimi (pdf)

PROJECT SPACE: Lamya Gargash, Traces