Home Works Forum

Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices is a multidisciplinary platform that takes place in Beirut, Lebanon every 2-3 years. Launched by Ashkal Alwan in 2002, Home Works has evolved into one of the most vibrant platforms for contemporary cultural practices in the Arab region and internationally. Artists, curators, writers, thinkers, and cultural practitioners gather for ten days in order to share their works, which take the form of exhibitions, lectures, panels, artists' talks, screenings, workshops and publications, as well as theatre, dance and music performances.

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HWP

The Home Workspace Program (HWP) is an interdisciplinary arts study program launched by Ashkal Alwan in 2011. The program targets artists and other cultural practitioners who wish to develop their formal, historical, and critical skills and practice, within a supportive framework in Beirut.

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Other

Producing and curating projects in Lebanon and beyond has been an ongoing practice for Ashkal Alwan, as an independent association and in cooperation with regional and international partners. Initially grounded in an exploration of public space and in public interventions, the curatorial practice pursues, both in Lebanon and abroad, artistic production and exhibition making as a form of intellectual exploration.

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Residencies

The artist-in-residency program is a platform for building dialogue and creating dynamic networks across diverse art communities. This program provides opportunities for emerging and established artists, cultural practitioners and researchers to conduct artistic and cultural research and production in Lebanon. Ashkal Alwan hosts residents in Beirut and also works with a network of partners to locate residencies for artists from Lebanon and the Arab world.

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Video Works

Video Works facilitates the production of new projects by local and regional artists working in video. It aims to build a sustainable support structure for video production and its diffusion in the region. Following an open call, the jury determines the selected projects, and participants are provided with a production budget.

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Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

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 […]
Capturing the Ephemeral | Kari...
Apr - May 2018

Capturing the Ephemeral | Karine WehbéDate: April 12 – May 11, 2018 Location: Beirut Art Residency Karine Wehbé’s solo exhibition ‘Catching the Ephemeral’chronicles narratives from the beach resorts in northern Lebanon while investigating the process of recollection. Using locations and objects as signifiers of events, Wehbé’s new series dislocates the object onto another stage and explores the failure to recreate […]
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). […]
Photographs | Cy Twombly
Mar - May 2018

Photographs | Cy TwomblyIn association with Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio | In partnership with the Ministry of Culture Date: March 30 – May 7, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum The Sursock Museum presents, for the first time in Lebanon, an exhibition of photographs by Cy Twombly comprising of thirty photographs of subjects including intimate spaces, landscapes, and natural subjects, […]
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 […]
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 […]