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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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Space Edits (The Trouble with ...
May - Jul 2018

Space Edits (The Trouble with Language) | Group ShowDate: May 9 – July 18, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Center This exhibition introduces four influential figures of the 20th century, each of whom has initiated a very specific relationship between language and space, be it through transformation of poetry, performances, ready-mades, sculptures and installations, or politics of the body. Marcel Broodthaers, Guy de Cointet […]
Fragments | Rayyane Tabet
Apr - Aug 2018

Fragments | Rayyane TabetDate: April 26 – August 4, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery Rayyane Tabet’s Fragments explores an archaeological dig led by Max von Oppenheim, a German diplomat and ancient historian, in Tell Halaf, Northeast Syria, at the turn of the 20th century. The project stemmed from a performance presented at the 2016 Marrakech Biennale, and evolved through […]
Transposition | Talar Aghbashi...
Apr - Aug 2018

Transposition | Talar AghbashianDate: April 21 – August 25, 2018 Location: Marfa’ Gallery At once familiar and alien, landscapes are at the core of Talar Aghbashian’s work. They seem to have been the theater of chaotic events left in a state of disturbing yet peaceful silence. An uncanny feeling is felt as one identifies with these anthropomorphic landscapes […]
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). […]
La Vitrine: Lies | Raed Yassin
Mar - May 2018

La Vitrine: Lies | Raed YassinDate: March 27 – May 24, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Residency The Beirut Art Residency (BAR) is pleased to announce ‘Raed Yassin Lies’, the artist’s upcoming intervention in our ground-level space La Vitrine. Just as the title implies, Yassin’s latest installation uses provocative visual language that alludes to a made up reality we live in. […]
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 […]