Public Talk | The Political Aesthetics of Social Form by Sven Lütticken

Public Talk | The Political Aesthetics of Social Form by Sven Lütticken

27 March 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 8 PM There has been a formal turn in art and social theory – with Judith Butler’s theorization of assembly as plural forms of performative action, for instance, being taken up in visual artist Jonas Staal’s proposal for “assemblism” as a morphological practice. However, such political formalisms still find themselves […]

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Home Workspace Program 2017-18

Home Workspace Program 2017-18

9 October 2017 - 21 July 2018

HWP 2017-18 | October 9 - July 15, 2018

Workshops led by Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lina Majdalanie, Iman Issa, and Raqs Media Collective

With seminars taught by Jalal Toufic, Monika Halkort, Walid Sadek, Carine Doumit, Elie Ayache and Walid Raad.

Image: Courtesy of Rayanne Tabet

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March 2018
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Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa Sanso...
Apr - Jun 2018

Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa SansourDate: April 11 – June 6, 2018 Location: Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture presents Sci-Fi Trilogy, an exhibition by Larissa Sansour. The exhibition brings together three of Sansour’s films – A Space Exodus (2009), Nation Estate (2012) and In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2016). […]
Photographs | Cy Twombly
Mar - May 2018

Photographs | Cy TwomblyIn association with Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio | In partnership with the Ministry of Culture Date: March 30 – May 7, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum The Sursock Museum presents, for the first time in Lebanon, an exhibition of photographs by Cy Twombly comprising of thirty photographs of subjects including intimate spaces, landscapes, and natural subjects, […]
La Vitrine: Lies | Raed Yassin
Mar - May 2018

La Vitrine: Lies | Raed YassinDate: March 27 – May 24, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Residency The Beirut Art Residency (BAR) is pleased to announce ‘Raed Yassin Lies’, the artist’s upcoming intervention in our ground-level space La Vitrine. Just as the title implies, Yassin’s latest installation uses provocative visual language that alludes to a made up reality we live in. […]
The Story of the Rubber Tree |...
Mar - Jun 2018

The Story of the Rubber Tree | Abed Al KadiriDate: March 9 – June 4, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum (Twin Galleries) The Story of the Rubber Tree is an ongoing project that examines the histories of Beirut’s abandoned houses, frequently re-inhabited and invaded by rubber trees. Once planted to provide shade in urban gardens, rubber trees now grow wild in the absence of people […]
Pierre Sadek: Picturing Histor...
Feb - Apr 2018

Pierre Sadek: Picturing History | Pierre SadekDate: February 8 – April 30, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum Though rooted in a very specific world-historical era, Pierre Sadek’s work is timeless. It constitutes a meticulous record of the history of a region in political, existential and violent turmoil, documenting the names, faces and events that captured the world’s attention during a time of […]
Knots’n Dust | Francis A...
Jan - May 2018

Knots’n Dust | Francis AlÿsDate: January 31 – May 3, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Center Francis Alÿs’ show at Beirut Art Center gathers works, both early and recent, that explore zones of turbulence, the motions at the core and the spread out effects, ranging from the minuscule to the monumental. The show reflects on the notion of turbulence, from […]
New Sites for the Museum Depar...
Jan - Apr 2018

New Sites for the Museum Departments or four places to visit Heaven | Khalil RabahDate: January 18 – April 7, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery The exhibition presents a new iteration of The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind; Khalil Rabah’s ongoing inquiry into the ways in which history is socially constructed through material embedded in identity and culture. Founded in 1995, and taking the historical and geopolitical context […]
Yassin Haute Couture | Raed Ya...
Jan - Apr 2018

Yassin Haute Couture | Raed YassinDate: January 17 – April 7 2018 Location: Marfa’ Gallery In this multimedia exhibition, Raed Yassin immerses viewers in a plethora of images, sounds, lights, forms, memoirs culled from pop culture, where he laces facts, histories with fiction to invoke a romanticized representation of the past and simultaneously conceal deep personal wounds. The artist has […]