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

Sami Müller: Painter of Clay ...
Jun - Sep 2018

Sami Müller: Painter of Clay | Sami MüllerDate: June 1 – September 24, 2018 Location: Sursock Museum Samir Müller (1959-2013) was a painter who used clay for canvas, engobe for pigment, and his fingers for brushes. His ceramic paintings include abstract landscapes, dancing figures on globular vases, and urban scenes in which human silhouettes haunt the streets of Beirut. Adept at rendering […]
Chou Hayda | Annabel Daou and ...
May - Dec 2018

Chou Hayda | Annabel Daou and the People of BeirutIn November of 2017, people from across Beirut came to the National Museum and gave their voices to a number of objects in the collection. The people spoke to and for and about these objects from the past, and, in doing so, they revealed fragments of the present. They did not attempt to disclose a […]
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 […]