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

Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8
Dec 2016

Exhibition | MEETING POINTS 8Dates: 8 to 17 December Location: La Loge – Kluisstraat 86 rue de l’Ermitage, Brussels 1050 Both Sides of the Curtain unfolds in letters, situations, objects, meanings, and sounds. What began in Cairo, lands now in Brussels, and moves on to Beirut for the spring. A conversation between many bodies, minds, cities, and times, Both […]
Open Call | Cultural Managemen...
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Open Call | Cultural Management TrainingThe programme aims at professionalizing Arab cultural sector workers, developing a sustainable pan-Arabian network between cultural institutions. Organising festivals, planning exhibitions, monitoring budgets and launching advertising campaigns: cultural managers shape the cultural scenes in the Arab region. While responsibilities have been expanding, practical experience alone is not always sufficient for success. Hence there is a […]
Open Call | 1 Mobile, 1 Film, ...
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

Open Call | 1 Mobile, 1 Film, 1 MinuteIn 2016, the Mobile Film Festival is back for its 12th edition. As in the past editions, rules are simple : 1 mobile – 1 minutes – 1 film. Make your own story and submit your film before January 3rd and get a chance to make your own film with a grant of up to […]
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.
Exposure 8: metabolisms
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exposure 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 […]
Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not B...
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition| El Zohra Was Not Born in a DayDates: November 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017 Location: Galerie Tanit In its philosophical sense, Al-Jahiliyyah – literally meaning “Days of ignorance” – does not describe a historical period as much as the state of ignorance and darkness that preluded the revelation of monotheistic Islam. This period and its rich cultural polytheistic heritage has been […]
Exhibition | The Human Scale &...
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | The Human Scale – Archeological Photographs from The Fouad Debbas CollectionDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1 What the eye sees, photography attempts to reproduce. It responds to our common desire to tour the world “from the comfort of one’s armchair.” In the second half of the 19th century, photographic expeditions to Egypt multiplied, […]
Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey...ExhibitionBeirut
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

Exhibition | Adelita Husni-Bey – A Wave in the WellDate: 21 October, 2016 to 30 January, 2017 Location: Sursock Museum, Twin Galleries, GF Stemming from research and in-depth interactions with people, Adelita Husni-Bey’s process-based work questions and makes visible the legislative, pedagogical, and economic structures that frame daily life. A Wave in the Well presents existing work as well as new work produced in […]
Exhibition | Haig Aivazian –...ExhibitionBeirut
Sep - Dec 2016

Exhibition | 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 […]
Exhibition | Saba Innab  – A...ExhibitionBeirut
Aug - Dec 2016

Exhibition | Saba Innab – Al Rahhalah (the Traveler)Opening night: September 13 Dates: September 13 – December 30, 2016 Location:, Beirut Al Rahhalah (The Traveler) by Saba Innab, 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 […]