Chad Elias' Research in Latest Edition of Tate 'In Focus'

Posted on 28 February 2014

Tate's innovative online research series this month features a publication by Chad Elias exploring 'On Three Posters' 2004 by Rabih Mroué

Detail of video still of Rabih Mroué's On Three Posters 2004

Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

Detail of video still of Rabih Mroué's On Three Posters 2004, Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut

Rabih Mroué’s On Three Posters is a seventeen-minute, single-channel colour video with sound. Made in 2004, it originated from a multi-media performance called Three Posters, conceived and staged by Mroué and the Lebanese novelist Elias Khoury, and first performed in Beirut in 2000.  Chad's fascinating and challenging piece examines the video, putting it into artistic, political and historical context.  It includes interviews with the artist himself and the critic and theorist Boris Groys.

You can read the publication in full here.