Past Exhibition / Fouad Elkoury
What Happened to My Dreams?
November 12 - December 17, 2009
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.