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BEIRUT: Akram Zaatari is many things: artist, documentary maker, archeologist, architect.Now up at Sfeir-Semler Gallery, this meaty, multilayered exhibition assembles a decade of work – from "This Day" (2003), the artist's first feature-length film, to "Letter to a Refusing Pilot," the featured work of the Lebanese pavilion at last year's Venice biennale.Here "This Day," "In This House" (2004-2012) and "Letter to a Refusing Pilot" are projected daily.The 10th anniversary of "This Day" provided the inspiration for the show's title and the film provides a crucible within which to digest the other works.Most of the work on show here is not new but for those who seldom travel, "This Day @ Ten" may be the first chance to see "Letter to a Refusing Pilot".Like the space itself, the works on show can be divided into two categories."This Day" introduces certain visual conventions echoed in later video works, notably the artist's penchant for shots of original documents hand-manipulated against a light table.Akram Zaatari's "This Day @ Ten" is up at the Sfeir-Semler Gallery in Karantina until March 22 .
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