Rabih Mroué: Will the Spring Visit Us?

Exhibition, 10 June – 31 July 2011
Opening: Thursday, 9 June, 6 pm
tranzitdisplay, Dittrichova 9/337, 120 00 Praha 2

Curated by: Cosmin Costinaş, Romania

Rabih Mroué (born 1967 in Beirut) is an actor, director and playwright. In 1990 he began creating his own plays, performances, and videos. Continuously searching for new and contemporary relations among all the different elements and languages of the theatre art forms, Mroué questions the definitions of theatre and the relationship between space and form of the performance and, consequently, questions how the performer relates with the audience. His works deal with issues that have been swept under the table in the current political climate of Lebanon. He draws much-needed attention to the broader political and economic contexts by means of a semi-documentary theatre… In his work, which is often derived from real events and stories, Rabih Mroué subjectively comments on and criticises the current political reality in the Middle East. Mroué lives in Beirut and Berlin.

I, the Undersigned is the first solo exhibition by Rabih Mroué. At tranzitdisplay it will be called Will The Spring Visit Us?. The exhibition is a project of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, where it was on view in 2010. The Prague exhibition contains two completely new works reacting to the current social transformation in the Middle East. It was curated by BAK curator Cosmin Costinaş and travels to a number of international venues in 2010/2011 (for details click here).

The exhibition is held as a part of the PQ+ accompanying program within the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography and Performance Design 2011.

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Dittrichova 9/337, Prague 2, CZ

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