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

Open Call | Criteria. A Confer...Open Calls
Feb - Mar 2017

Open Call | Criteria. A Conference on Critical DesignThe MENA Design Research Center is pleased to host an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the value of critical theory to design, arts, social sciences, and media. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary engagement that brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge on how critical theory encourages social change by challenging assumptions about the […]
Open Call | Beirut Design WeekOpen Call
Feb - Mar 2017

Open Call | Beirut Design WeekDeadline for application: March 10, 2017 Dates of Design Week: May 19 – 26, 2017 The theme of Beirut Design week is a carefully chosen topic that represents the values of the MENA Design Research Center and identifies with current events. It also symbolizes the voice of the community of designers that come together once […]
Open Call | Goethe Institut &#...Open Call
Feb - Mar 2017

Open Call | Goethe Institut – Beirut Short StoriesDeadline: 28 February, 2017 Following the success of Beirut Short Stories 2016, the project to promote young literary talent in the Middle East will continue in Beirut in 2017. In cooperation with the KfW Stiftung, the Goethe-Institut Libanon will be providing workshops headed by the Beirut- and Paris-based Syrian author and translator Dima Wannous. Beirut […]
Exhibition Opening | Sursock M...Exhibition, Exhibition opening
Feb - Jun 2017

Exhibition Opening | Sursock Museum – Maha MaamounDates: 24 February, 2017 to 12 June, 2017 Opening reception: Thursday 23 February from 18:00 to 21:00 Location: Sursock Museum, Twin Galleries, GF Working primarily with video and photography, Maha Maamoun’s work deals with the circulation and function of images in vernacular culture, reframing these as tools for critical insights and analysis. The Law of […]
Exhibition Opening | Sursock M...Exhibition opening
Feb - Jun 2017

Exhibition Opening | Sursock Museum Visit Beirut! Postcards and Travel Guides from The Fouad Debbas CollectionOpening reception: 23 February from 18:00 to 21:00 Dates: 24 February, 2017 to 12 June, 2017 Location: The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1 “Hotels (in order of comfort): Royal, Bab Idriss Street (Michel Nasser, owner); established reputation; 38 bedrooms; comfortable; good dining; Beyrouth Palace, Place des Canons; new; comfortable; Metropole, Châteaubriand Street (German owner); […]
Exhibition Opening | Sursock M...Exhibition, Exhibition opening
Feb - May 2017

Exhibition Opening | Sursock Museum – FABRIKOpening reception: Thursday 30 March from 18:00 to 21:00 Dates: 31 March, 2017 to 8 May, 2017 Location: Special Exhibitions Hall, Level -2 Curated by Florian Ebner | In partnership with the Goethe-Institut and ifa FABRIK (Factory) presents the work of five international artists reflecting on notions of “work,” “migration,” and “revolt.” This constellation transforms […]
Exhibition Opening| Townhouse:...Exhibition openingCairo
Feb - Apr 2017

Exhibition Opening| Townhouse: Temporal Semiotics – Malak YacoutDates: Feb 18th, 2017 at 7pm, Exhibition Feb 18- April 9 Location: Townhouse Factory In “Temporal Semiotics,” Malak Yacout teases out the relationships between the oral, the visual, and the text in Islamic thought, architecture, designs, and patterns. In constructing a mammoth cement structure to visually represent the temporal flow of Quranic rhythmic patterns, Yacout […]
Open Call- Residency | T.A.P a...Artist Residencies, Open Call, resideJezzine , Lebanon
Feb - Jun 2017

Open Call- Residency | T.A.P and BeMA – JezzineDeadline: Deadline: March 19, 2017 Location: Jezzine, Lebanon “BeMA” (the Beirut Museum of Art) spearheaded by APEAL (Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon), in collaboration with Temporary . Art . Platform (T.A.P) is launching an open call for its second Artists-in-Residence program as part of the museum’s outreach mission. This […]
Open Call for Participation | ...
Feb - Mar 2017

Open Call for Participation | Practitioner’s LabsDates: 10-14 July 2017 Location: Utrecht, Netherlands Deadline for application: 31 March 2017 This summer, Casco is contributing to Practicing the Commons by organizing Commons for Children, a program tailor made for children to accompany the conference’s many other activities by participant-commoners from all around the world. Conceived with artists Aimée Zito Lema and Merel […]
Exhibition | On becoming two &...
Jan - Mar 2017

Exhibition | On becoming two – Tony ChakarDates: 25 January 2017 – 28 March 2017 Location: Beirut Art Center The aim of this stratagem is to play with and against a certain architecture and specific context, using as a starting point chakar’s relation to his different practices: architecture, text and language. Every moment of the exhibition represents the material mutation of a […]
Exhibition | The Second Space
Jan - Mar 2017

Exhibition | The Second SpaceDates: 19 January 2017 |7PM – 31 March 2017 Location: Marfa’ The work of Stéphanie Saadé develops a language of suggestion, playing with poetics and metaphor. She shares clues, signs, imageless and occasionally silent trails with us, which interact like the words of a single sentence. It is for the viewer to decipher them, as […]
Exhibition | Blind Date
Jan - Mar 2017

Exhibition | Blind DateDates: January 12, 2017 – March 25, 2017 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Dineo Seshee Bopape‭, ‬Mohammed Monaiseer, Joshua Mosley, Ania Soliman
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 in LebanonArt 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.