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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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Open Call | The RAW Material C...
Jul - Sep 2017

Open Call | The RAW Material Company ResidencyDeadline for application: 10th September 2017 Dates: 15th January–25th February 2018 About RAW Residency RAW Material Company’s residency programme started in 2011 and has welcomed more than 40 artists, writers, researchers, curators, etc. from various nationalities, in Dakar. The residency programme is open to visual artists interested in any medium, from writers, musicians, filmmakers and […]
OPEN CALL | 2018 RESIDENCY OPP...
Jul 2017

OPEN CALL | 2018 RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY IN COLOMBIADeadline for application: 31st July, 2017 Dates: Between 1st February and 30th June, 2018 Locations: four organizations in Colombia (Lugar a Dudas in Cali, Más Arte Más Acción in el Chocó, Casa Tres Patios and Platohedro in Medellín) This residency is exclusively for resident citizens from the Arts Collaboratory countries in Africa, Asia, and the […]
Open Call for Participants
Jul - Oct 2017

Open Call for ParticipantsCall for participants in an art project by Mohamed Bourouissa as part of Sharjah Biennial 13 exhibition in Beirut. Dates: October – December 2017 Organizer: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, Ashkal Alwan ABOUT Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Mohamed Bourouissa is looking for participants for a new project that will feature in a group exhibition as […]
Exhibition | Homesick – ...
Jul - Oct 2017

Exhibition | Homesick – Hrair SarkissianOpening reception: Thursday 6 July from 18:00 to 21:00 Dates: 7 July, 2017 to 2 October, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum Hrair Sarkissian’s work is often based on his personal relationships to geographies and people. Frequently produced with a large format camera, his carefully crafted photographs enable a deeper engagement with a scene, allowing a slow […]
Exhibition Opening | Beirut Ar...
Jun - Sep 2017

Exhibition Opening | Beirut Art Center – Falling is not Collapsing, Falling is Extending Marwa ArsaniosDates:28.06.2017 – 29.09.2017 Location: Beirut Art Center “Matter, like meaning, is not an individually articulated or static entity. Matter is not little bits of nature, or a blank slate, surface, or site passively awaiting signification; nor is it an uncontested ground for scientific, feminist, or marxist theories. Matter is not a support, location, referent, or […]
Exhibition Opening | Beirut Ar...
Jun - Sep 2017

Exhibition Opening | Beirut Art Center – Allan Sekula: Photography at WorkDate: 28.06.2017 – 29.09.2017 Location: Beirut Art Center Photography at Work shows the work of the late American artist Allan Sekula, an influential photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic who died in 2013. Sekula’s works have been a unique reference in debates and conversations about photography, art and politics for over 40 years. For more […]
Exhibition | Les Mondes de Wil...
May - Sep 2017

Exhibition | Les Mondes de Willy Aractingi – Sursock MuseumOpening Date: Thursday 8 June 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 Exhibition Dates: 9 June, 2017 to 18 September, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum Les Mondes de Willy Aractingi is an exhibition devoted to the work of painter Willy Aractingi (1930-2003). Self-taught, Aractingi has often been labeled as a naive or primitive artist; this exhibition looks to […]
Exhibition | MIDAD: The Public...
Apr - Aug 2017

Exhibition | MIDAD: The Public and Initimate Lives of Arabic CalligraphyDates: April 12th – August 15th Location: Dar El-Nimer The inaugural exhibition of the El-Nimer Collection, Midād presents over 75 pieces from the eighth to the twentieth centuries alongside five new commissions from contemporary artists. The exhibition investigates the ways in which Arabic calligraphy has throughout history mirrored notions of the public and private, the […]
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 Tea Set and Colorful TeaArt 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.