Video Works 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2009 | 2007 | About | 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. Press – Promoting films, telling stories, NOW Lebanon, Nadine Elali, September 18th, 2013 – Download here. Upcoming Elsewhere & AroundNov 2016 - Jan 2017Exposure 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 […]Oct - Sep 2016ExhibitionResistance and PersistenceOpening: October 5 Dates: October 5 – October 24, 2016 Location: René Moawad Garden, Beirut Art in Motion inaugurates its first intervention, “Resistance and Persistence”, in the heart of the city of Beirut. Artists from the MENA region as well as international artists exhibit their works linked to the historical importance of Rene Mouawad Garden […]ExhibitionRamallahSep - Oct 2016Exhibition | Pattern RecognitionOpening Date: October 8th, 2016 October 9 – October 31, 2016 Opening hours: daily from 10:00 – 18:00 except Fridays Venue: Dar al Sa’a, Ramallah, Palestine Artists: Noor Abed, Abdallah Awwad, Asma Ghanem, Inas Halabi, Aya Kirresh, Majd Masri, Majdal Nateel, Ruba Salameh, Somar Sallam Curator: Nat Muller Pattern Recognition brings together newly commissioned work […]Sep - Nov 2016Exhibition | 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 […]ExhibitionSep - Dec 2016Exhibition | 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 […]ExhibitionBaalbackSep - Oct 2016The 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 […]ExhibitionBeirutAug - Dec 2016Marfa’ 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, […]ExhibitionAug - Oct 2016Exhibition | 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 applicationsJun - Oct 2016Call 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 .