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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.

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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 […]
Grant for artists | Mophradat ...Grant
Sep - Oct 2016

Grant for artists | Mophradat aisblClosing date: October 1st  These grants support artists (individuals, collaborations, or collectives) to develop their practice. Among other activities, they can be used to pursue threads of research, stage an event, make new work, publish, travel, take part in a residency or workshop, or present an exhibition or performance. For the Application form please click […]
Exhibition | Hassan Khan ̵...
Sep - Nov 2016

Exhibition | Hassan Khan – The Portrait is an AddressDate: 7 September – 6 November, 2016 Location: Beirut Art Center Although Khan has a long and profound relationship with Beirut (starting with Akram Zaatari’s Transit Visa project in 2001 running through several editions of Homeworks) the portrait is an address is his first solo exhibition in any context in this city. Furthermore, this show […]
Harpo Foundation | Emerging Ar...ResidencySanta Fe
Sep - Oct 2016

Harpo Foundation | Emerging Artist Residency FellowshipDeadline: October 1, 2016 is accepting applications to the Harpo Foundation’s Emerging Artist Residency Fellowship. The award was established in 2013 to provide an emerging visual artist who needs time and space to explore ideas and start new projects. Artist Fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute, which includes a […]
Exhibition | Haig Aivazian: I ...Exhibition
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 […]
The Silent Echo | Group Exhibi...ExhibitionBaalback
Sep - Oct 2016

The Silent Echo | Group Exhibition at the Archeological Site Museum of BaalbeckThe Silent Echo Curated by Karina El Helou and co-organised with Diane Abela. Archaeological site Museum of Baalbek 17 September –17 October 2016 Open 8am–7pm daily Artists: Ai Weiwei, Ziad Antar, Danica Dakic, Laurent Grasso, Susan Hiller, Theo Mercier, Marwan Rechmaoui, Paola Yacoub, Cynthia Zaven is pleased to announce The Silent Echo, an exhibition opening […]
Marfa’ Projects | Al Rah...ExhibitionBeirut
Aug - Dec 2016

Marfa’ Projects | Al Rahhalah (the Traveler) by Saba InnabOpening night: September 13 Dates: September 13 – December 30, 2016 Location: , Beirut Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) 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 and experience, […]
Call for Submission | 8th Cair...Call for submission, Video FestivalCairo
Aug - Sep 2016

Call for Submission | 8th Cairo Video FestivalCALL FOR SUBMISSION 8th Cairo Video Festival | Video Art & Experimental Film Deadline for submission: 30th September 2016 is accepting applications for the 8th Cairo Video Festival, which will take place in February, 2017. Initiated by the Cairo-based artist initiative Medrar for Contemporary Art in 2005, this festival continues its focus on providing a […]
Exhibition | Let’s Talk ...Exhibition
Aug - Oct 2016

Exhibition | Let’s Talk About the Weather: Art and Ecology in a Time of CrisisDates: 14 July, 2016 to 24 October, 2016 Location: Curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Nora Razian Over the last one hundred years, humans have drastically altered the natural environment through industrialization, intensive farming, rapid urbanization, and the development of fossil fuels. In an era of planetary climate change, how will these transformations alter the way […]
Call for applications | Intern...Call for applications
Jun - Oct 2016

Call for applications | International Digital Arts Festival – VideoformesDeadline: October 15, 2016 March 15 – 18, 2017 Prize winning competition ‘Videoformes’ open to all video and media makers. Works should be original and/or display a personal approach. For more information please click .