War Diaries

Conference by Lynn Kodeih

At Saradar Offices

Saradar Collection is organizing a series of conferences for the members of the Saradar Group around its art collection in order‭ ‬to discover some recurring themes in the works of modern and contemporary Lebanese artists‭.‬‬‬‬‬

War Diaries‭ ‬is the second conference in the series around the Saradar Collection‭‭. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ It proposes to look closely at the different methods used by Lebanese artists to illustrate‭‭ ‬‬the quotidian in times of War‭.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ We will focus on processes such as photo albums‭‭, ‬‬diaries‭‭, ‬‬blogs and other approaches to record their personal histories‭‭. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Lynn Kodeih is a Lebanese artist based in Beirut. Kodeih works with text, video, and performance to explore science and fiction, the normalization of violence, and past and present mythologies. She is the co-founder of the collective Polycephaly, a place to research and reflect on ideas surrounding the process of art making. She is also a lecturer at the Académie Libanaise des Beaux Arts and Université Saint-Joseph.