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    Your Skin Shall Bear Witness Against You (Video Detail), Photo: Vartan Avakian


Spotlight: Vartan Avakian

6th September 2021

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Spotlight: Vartan Avakian
Hygiene Measures

To attend please register here.

6 September, 6 p.m. (within the framework of the festival "This Is Not Lebanon")
Villa 102 (Garden), Bockenheimer Landstr. 102, Frankfurt am Main 
Artist Talk moderated by Daniela Leykam & Anna Wagner 

The Beirut-based artist Vartan Avakian works with video, photography and sculpture and is interested in performative aspects of memory. He develops forensic processes to expose (in-)visible traces of the use of objects such as books. In this way, the histories and biographies of the materials are conserved and then given a new form.

Within the frame of a moderated artist talk, ‘Spotlight: Vartan Avakian’ presents an opportunity to gain insights into the artist’s work. In a guided tour of Villa 102, the work “All that is Seen and Unseen” can be visited together with the artist. This event launches a new series of programming: the KfW Stiftung invites previous scholarship holders to Villa 102 at regular intervals to enter an exchange with them about their artistic practice and to discuss currents issues in contemporary art.

Moderation: Daniela Leykam & Anna Wagner

Venue: Villa 102, Bockenheimer Landstraße 102, Frankfurt am Main

Partner: Mousonturm Frankfurt


To visit the event, please provide a negative test result no older than 24 hours (official rapid test) or a proof of vaccination or recovery (digital or original).

For your personal safety, the exhibition will take place under the distance and hygiene measures in force at that time. Please wear a mouth-nose protection when entering Villa 102.

For the traceability of possible infection chains we have to request your personal data, esp. private address data. This data will be deleted after 14 days.

Daniela Leykam
Programme Manager Arts & Culture