Past Exhibition / Fouad Elkoury

What Happened to My Dreams?

November 12 - December 17, 2009

  • FE_A Thought For Palestine (Diptych )_2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _62

  • FE_After Iraq (Diptych )_2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _50x 62.5cm _650

  • FE_Father _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _60x 60cm _650

  • FE_Harm _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _30x 135cm _650

  • FE_Karnak -Paris (Diptych , Right )_2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _40x 50cm _650

  • FE_Keep Silent , Free Fire On Gaza _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _100x 150cm _650

  • FE_Lets Be 1_2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _50x 75cm _650

  • FE_Maputo _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _60x 90cm _650

  • FE_Ras Baalbak _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _70x 87.5cm _650

  • FE_To My Mother _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _80x 120cm _650

  • FE_Went To Mozambique _2009_Ink Jet Print Mounted On Aluminium _62.5x 50cm _650

  • What Happened To My Dreams _Installation (5)

  • What Happened To My Dreams _Installation (7)

Images

Fouad Elkoury’s latest photographic series captures fragments of broken societal values, reflecting the lost ideals of a generation that once held expectations for a fair and just society. Elkoury layers text on black and white and colour photographic montages mounted on aluminium, in a poetic and personal exploration of national aspirations and the dream of the individual.

The show’s title references the social theories of author and filmmaker Paul Virilio, who explores the relationship between image and war technology. Asking the question “ce qui arrive” (“what happened?”), Virilio provides an analysis of the ways in which a militaristic view now dominates an emerging world culture.