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Public Talk | The Political Aesthetics of Social Form by Sven Lütticken

27 March 2018 Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 8 PM There has been a formal turn in art and social theory – with Judith Butler’s theorization of assembly as plural forms of performative action, for instance, being taken up in visual artist Jonas Staal’s proposal for “assemblism” as a morphological practice. However, such political formalisms still find themselves […]

Screening | Naguib Mahfouz & Egyptian 70s Movies

15 - 22 March 2018 Elsewhere & around

Date: March 15 – March 22, 2018 Location: Sfeir-Semler Gallery (Re)discover Hassan al-Imam & Hussein Kamal movie adaptations of Nobel Prize of Literature Naguib Mahfouz’s novels. This screening is in collaboration with Nadi Lekol Nas. Al-Sukkariyya (1973) 120min | Arabic (Egyptian dialect) Comedy, Drama Thur. March 15th – 7pm Director: Hassan al-Imam With Yahia Shahein, […]

The Story of the Rubber Tree | Abed Al Kadiri

9 March - 4 June 2018 Elsewhere & around

Date: 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 […]

Audiovisual Lecture | World / AntiWorld: On Seeing Double by Haig Aivazian

8 March 2018 Event

Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 8 pm World/AntiWorld: On Seeing Double grapples with the ways in which our selves are collectively and individually constituted and de-constituted by the intersecting gazes of law, capital and machines. Structured around the three explosions that occurred at the Stade de France in November 2015, the narrative of this lecture […]

Open Studios | Beirut Art Residency

Date: Thursday, February 22 | 7-10 PM Location: Beirut Art Residency Open Studios features the works of Beirut Art Residency’s current artists-in-residence: Beatriz Morales, Elena Gileva, Babak Kazemi and Pargol Einaloo. Beatriz Morales At Open Studios, Beatriz presents a series of works influenced by how layers of time overlap visually on the facades of buildings […]

Knots’n Dust | Francis Alÿs

31 January - 3 May 2018 Elsewhere & around

Date: 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 […]

Points of Contact | Group Exhibition

27 January - 10 March 2018 Elsewhere & around

Date: January 27 – March 10, 2018 Location: Goethe Institut Libanon The exhibition and public program Points of Contact brings together multi-media responses and investigations into the architecture of the built environment in Lebanon, and its impact on a human bodily experience. The participating artists, theorists, activists, lawyers and architects will explore an interpenetration of […]

Pierre Sadek: Picturing History | Pierre Sadek

7 February - 30 April 2018 Elsewhere & around

Date: 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 […]

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 […]