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Video Works is a grant program, established by Ashkal Alwan in 2006 to provide a sustainable support structure for video production by early and mid-career artists and filmmakers based in Lebanon Video Works facilitates the production of new projects by local artists working in video. It aims to build a sustainable support structure, as a fund to which artists apply, for video production and its circulation in the region. Following an open call, the jury determines the selected projects, then the participants are provided with a production budget. More importantly, they consult with professionals in the field, including a filmmaker who oversees the projects as they develop until their completion, with the final productions shown in a collective screening. Through this process, Video Works aims to offer artists the opportunity to realize their work in a close, collaborative atmosphere. In 2006-2007, Ashkal Alwan produced the first edition of Video Works, entitled VidéoAvril, which presented a series of video projects made by emerging Lebanese artists and filmmakers who reflected on the events of the July 2006 war in Lebanon. In 2008-2009 Ashkal Alwan produced 7 new video projects under the framework of Video Works 2009. In 2010-11, 8 videos were produced for Video Works 2011. In 2013-14, 7 projects were selected and produced. The same year, Video Works previously bi-annual, became a yearly program, thanks to the support of Robert A. Matta, trustee of Ashkal Alwan.
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Close to Here | Roy Dib
Dec 2017

Close to Here | Roy DibDates: December 16-17, 2017 Location: Al-Madina Theater Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for the Sharjah Biennial 13, Tamawuj This play is happening in a city close to here. One that only knew times of peace as exceptions. One where most people go to war and only few come back. Some die. Others disappear. This play […]
An unpredictable expression of...
Nov 2017

An unpredictable expression of human potential | Film ScreeningsDates: November 15 – November 28, 2017 Location: Beirut Art Center Films being shown in Hicham Khalidi’s exhibition for the Sharjah Biennial 13’s Act II, “An unpredictable expression of human potential,” will be screened at 8 pm throughout the month of November. Wednesday 15 november Also Known as Jihadi (120’), 2017 Eric Baudelaire Produced in […]
I Am the Single Work Artist | ...
Nov 2017 - Feb 2018

I Am the Single Work Artist | Hassan SharifDates: 4 November 2017 — 3 February 2018 Location: Al Mureijah Square and Bait Al Serkal | Al Mureijah and Al Shuwaiheen Areas (Sharjah, UAE) In the making for several years, this landmark retrospective will include Hassan Sharif’s diverse body of work from the early 1970s to 2016. On view in Al Mureijah Square and […]
The Craft | Monira Al Qadiri
Nov 2017 - Feb 2018

The Craft | Monira Al QadiriDate: 3 November, 2017 – 5 February, 2018 Opening reception: Thursday 2 November from 18:00 to 21:00 Location: The Sursock Museum The Sursock Museum presents The Craft, Monira Al Qadiri’s first solo show in Lebanon. The exhibition comprises works in sculpture, video and sound that envisage international diplomacy as an alien conspiracy. Shown in two […]
Art Jameel Commissions | Sculp...
Oct - Nov 2017

Art Jameel Commissions | SculpturesDeadline: November 21, 2017 Announcement of winning artist: February 2018 Reveal of the final artwork: Winter 2018 at the opening of the new 10,000 sq meter Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai Commission includes: The winning artist will receive a production budget of USD 70,000, as well as support from a network of architectural, engineering and technical […]
Open Call | Beirut Art Residen...
Oct - Dec 2017

Open Call | Beirut Art ResidencyDeadline: December 15, 2017. BAR is a live-work space for artists/collectives looking to develop projects in a stimulating environment. The goal of the program is to facilitate collaboration between international as well as local artists. During their time, residents are encouraged to diverge from their usual practice and experiment with new ideas with the comfort […]
Under-Writing Beirut | Lamia J...
Oct - Dec 2017

Under-Writing Beirut | Lamia JoreigeDates: 10 October – 29 December 2017 Location: Marfa’ Beirut In her multi-chaptered project Under-Writing—Beirut, Lamia Joreige investigates historically and personally significant locations within Beirut’s present. Like a palimpsest, the project incorporates various layers of time and existence, creating links between the traces that record such places’ previous realities and the fictions that reinvent them. […]
Better Be Watching the Clouds ...
Aug - Dec 2017

Better Be Watching the Clouds | Walid RaadDates: August 31 – December 30, 2017 Location: Sfeir-Smeler Gallery The exhibition debuts some of Walid Raad’s new works from three ongoing art projects along with a recent collaboration with Lebanese architect Bernard Khoury, A portrait of a Beirut Site Museum: Preface (2016-2026). Born in 1967 in Lebanon, Walid Raad is Professor of Art at […]
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 Tea SetArt 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.