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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.

Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa Sanso...
Apr - Jun 2018

Sci-Fi Trilogy | Larissa SansourDate: April 11 – June 6, 2018 Location: Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture presents Sci-Fi Trilogy, an exhibition by Larissa Sansour. The exhibition brings together three of Sansour’s films – A Space Exodus (2009), Nation Estate (2012) and In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (2016). […]
Screening | Naguib Mahfouz �...
Mar 2018

Screening | Naguib Mahfouz & Egyptian 70s MoviesDate: March 15 – March 22, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Re)discover Hassan al-Imam & Hussein Kamal movie adaptations of Nobel Prize of Literature Naguib Mahfouz’s novels. This screening is in collaboration with Nadi Lekol Nas. Al-Sukkariyya (1973) 120min | Arabic (Egyptian dialect) Comedy, Drama Thur. March 15th – 7pm Director: Hassan al-Imam With Yahia Shahein, […]
The Story of the Rubber Tree |...
Mar - Jun 2018

The Story of the Rubber Tree | Abed Al KadiriDate: March 9 – June 4, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum (Twin Galleries) The Story of the Rubber Tree is an ongoing project that examines the histories of Beirut’s abandoned houses, frequently re-inhabited and invaded by rubber trees. Once planted to provide shade in urban gardens, rubber trees now grow wild in the absence of people […]
Pierre Sadek: Picturing Histor...
Feb - Apr 2018

Pierre Sadek: Picturing History | Pierre SadekDate: February 8 – April 30, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum Though rooted in a very specific world-historical era, Pierre Sadek’s work is timeless. It constitutes a meticulous record of the history of a region in political, existential and violent turmoil, documenting the names, faces and events that captured the world’s attention during a time of […]
Knots’n Dust | Francis A...
Jan - May 2018

Knots’n Dust | Francis AlÿsDate: January 31 – May 3, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Center Francis Alÿs’ show at Beirut Art Center gathers works, both early and recent, that explore zones of turbulence, the motions at the core and the spread out effects, ranging from the minuscule to the monumental. The show reflects on the notion of turbulence, from […]
New Sites for the Museum Depar...
Jan - Apr 2018

New Sites for the Museum Departments or four places to visit Heaven | Khalil RabahDate: January 18 – April 7, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery The exhibition presents a new iteration of The Palestinian Museum of Natural History and Humankind; Khalil Rabah’s ongoing inquiry into the ways in which history is socially constructed through material embedded in identity and culture. Founded in 1995, and taking the historical and geopolitical context […]
Yassin Haute Couture | Raed Ya...
Jan - Apr 2018

Yassin Haute Couture | Raed Yassin Tea SetDate: January 17 – April 7 2018 Location: Marfa’ Gallery In this multimedia exhibition, Raed Yassin immerses viewers in a plethora of images, sounds, lights, forms, memoirs culled from pop culture, where he laces facts, histories with fiction to invoke a romanticized representation of the past and simultaneously conceal deep personal wounds. The artist has […]