Playground | Performance by Ali El-Darsa

Playground | Performance by Ali El-Darsa

27 July 2018

Playground (2018) is a research-based performance developed over a series of workshops with performers living in Beirut. Employing open-ended strategies of rehearsal, the work regards movement, rituals, playtime, and stillness as forms of labor lacking pre-existing meaning, while contemplating the body as an object devoid of affect. The performers examine everyday movement and its rendition […]

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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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August 2018
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Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

Sami Müller: Painter of Clay ...
Jun - Sep 2018

Sami Müller: Painter of Clay | Sami MüllerDate: June 1 – September 24, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum Samir Müller (1959-2013) was a painter who used clay for canvas, engobe for pigment, and his fingers for brushes. His ceramic paintings include abstract landscapes, dancing figures on globular vases, and urban scenes in which human silhouettes haunt the streets of Beirut. Adept at rendering […]
Chou Hayda | Annabel Daou and ...
May - Dec 2018

Chou Hayda | Annabel Daou and the People of BeirutIn November of 2017, people from across Beirut came to the National Museum and gave their voices to a number of objects in the collection. The people spoke to and for and about these objects from the past, and, in doing so, they revealed fragments of the present. They did not attempt to disclose a […]
Transposition | Talar Aghbashi...
Apr - Aug 2018

Transposition | Talar AghbashianDate: April 21 – August 25, 2018 Location: Marfa’ Gallery At once familiar and alien, landscapes are at the core of Talar Aghbashian’s work. They seem to have been the theater of chaotic events left in a state of disturbing yet peaceful silence. An uncanny feeling is felt as one identifies with these anthropomorphic landscapes […]