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For long decades […] we only welcomed and read those who sympathized with our causes, and identified with our identities. I believe that the last two decades have witnessed some thoughtful and successful attempts to break these rigid moulds, and to place the seriousness of ideas and preoccupations as the criteria for calling upon a certain intellectual, from the far ends of the earth, to come and present her/his work and ideas to us. —Christine Tohme, Director, Ashkal Alwan   Initiated in 2002 and taking place every 2 years for a period of 14 days, across different venues in Beirut, Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices aims to present to a local and international audience a full iteration of performances, exhibitions, lectures, panels, screenings and publications put together and prompted by the necessity to gather and discuss a common set of urgent, timely questions.   The work of the forum’s participants endeavors to create methods of critical inquiry and aesthetic form capable of conveying those questions meaningfully – and proposing possible solutions. Now in its seventh edition, Home Works 7 is curated by Frie Leysen, Bassam El Baroni and Christine Tohme. It will feature 12 performances, an exhibition titled What Hope Looks Like After Hope (On Constructive Alienation) followed by a series of artist talks and an additional exhibition titled On Water, Rosemary, and Mercury. The forum will also include 4 artist projects/ commissions, 23 talks/ panels and 5 lecture-performances, as well as 4 new publications and 16 film screenings.

Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8
Dec 2016

Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8Dates: 8 to 17 December Location: La Loge – Kluisstraat 86 rue de l’Ermitage, Brussels 1050 Both Sides of the Curtain unfolds in letters, situations, objects, meanings, and sounds. What began in Cairo, lands now in Brussels, and moves on to Beirut for the spring. A conversation between many bodies, minds, cities, and times, Both […]
A Few Things You Need to Know ...
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017

A Few Things You Need to Know When Creating an Art Project in a Public Space in LebanonArt in public spaces in Lebanon: A research project and tool guide on the legal and administrative challenges and opportunities It is available online and can be downloaded on ISSUU.
Exposure 8: metabolisms
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exposure 8: metabolismsDates: 23 November 2016 – 15 January 2017 Location: Beirut Art Center metabolism: the life-sustaining chemical processes that occur within a living organism. the essential exchange of materials and energy between organisms and the exterior world. The new edition of Exposure, entitled metabolisms, transposes a notion attributed to the body and its survival into the […]
Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not B...
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not Born in a DayDates: November 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Location: Galerie Tanit In its philosophical sense, Al-Jahiliyyah – literally meaning “Days of ignorance” – does not describe a historical period as much as the state of ignorance and darkness that preluded the revelation of monotheistic Islam. This period and its rich cultural polytheistic heritage has been […]
Exhibition | YALLA DADA
Nov - Dec 2016

Exhibition | YALLA DADADate: November 9 – December 6, 2016 Location: Station The YALLA DADA exhibition creates a space to experience the continuing influence of the radical avant-garde Dada movement on contemporary artistic practice. Featuring existing, commissioned and in-situ creations from international and Lebanese artists, it will also explore ways to stimulate a Dada impulse in the region. […]
Open Call | Chorus for documen...
Nov - Dec 2016

Open Call | Chorus for documenta 14Deadline for application: December 5, 2016. Members of the Chorus engage visitors to documenta 14. Their role is to follow the interests of the visitors—initiating dialogue, debate, and discussion by looking at and experiencing the work and sociopolitical as well as geographical contexts of documenta 14. While historically the Chorus has theatrical origins, speaking and […]
Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey...ExhibitionBeirut
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey – A Wave in the WellDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, Twin Galleries, GF Stemming from research and in-depth interactions with people, Adelita Husni-Bey’s process-based work questions and makes visible the legislative, pedagogical, and economic structures that frame daily life. A Wave in the Well presents existing work as well as new work produced in […]
Exhibition | The Human Scale &...
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | The Human Scale – Archeological Photographs from The Fouad Debbas CollectionDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1 What the eye sees, photography attempts to reproduce. It responds to our common desire to tour the world “from the comfort of one’s armchair.” In the second half of the 19th century, photographic expeditions to Egypt multiplied, […]
Exhibition | Haig Aivazian –...ExhibitionBeirut
Sep - Dec 2016

Exhibition | Haig Aivazian – I Am Sick But I Am AliveDates: September 1 – December 30 Location: Location: The gallery will show new works from the artist’s most recent project, Hastayim Yasiyorum (I am Sick but I am Alive). A project which includes sculpture, drawing, live performance and video. The works reflect on the history and contemporary state of modal “Oriental” music after the dismantlement […]
Exhibition | Saba Innab  – A...ExhibitionBeirut
Aug - Dec 2016

Exhibition | Saba Innab – Al Rahhalah (the Traveler)Opening night: September 13 Dates: September 13 – December 30, 2016 Location:, Beirut Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) by Saba Innab, rethinks dwelling and building in temporariness departing from the Palestinian refuge, exile and migration. It is a process of collecting spaces, architectural typologies and know-hows of dwelling in suspension and waiting. Reclaimed from personal memory […]