Home Works Forum 7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | About | 14 - 26 May 2013 Home Works 6, curated by Christine Tohme, will include lectures, screenings, publications and performances — as well as the exhibition program curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh and the X-Apartments project produced by Matthias Lilienthal with the participants of Ashkal Alwan's Home Workspace Program 2012-13. Downloadable material Home Works 6 Foldout Program Ar/En Home Works 6 Printout Program Ar/En Home Works 6 Brochure Ar/En Home Works 6 Taxi Shuttle for Guests More info THEMES Home Works 6The 6th edition of Home Works is inspired by tinkerings heard on side-streets, rooftops, hallways, and in stadiums, living rooms, classrooms, and storage spaces. These are experienced as sites of excavation—and of trial: Trial as an act of hearing and rehearsal; trial as glimpsed through the fallible strata of history. As long as it’s in effect, as long as it’s living, a verdict, like history, cannot be annexed to the past. We remain in this transitional and indefinite trial until we agree on the authority which will adjudicate. Until when should we wait for this authority to come forth? Perhaps it is in preparation for the arrival of the judge that we become individual citizens. Or perhaps it is the judge who, by adjudicating, makes us into individuals. Should then those informal spaces—those rooftops, classrooms and hallways—be inducted into the structure of the trial? And if so, what would remain of these tinkerings? Christine Tohme Home Works 6 ExhibitionThe exhibition program for Home Works 6 adopts strategies of spatial and temporal transferences, reenacting three key exhibitions that took place at transitional moments in history: the first Alexandria Biennial in 1955; the First Arab Art Biennial in Baghdad in 1974; and the exhibition “China/Avant-Garde” in Beijing in 1989. Inspired by Ibn Arabi’s concept of time as a fluid place and place as a frozen time, the exhibition examines the locations and conditions of the present, which finds itself once again at a historical juncture. The exhibition summons the past and present of Baghdad, Alexandria and Beijing to Beirut 2013, suggesting leaps among these different epochs and locales, and among the basic laws that have governed (and continue to govern) our culture and our thought. The exhibition does not seek to redraw a historical map. Rather, it presents a body of contemporary artworks against three crucial events—all of which were fuelled by important political, social and artistic movements—as a layer in time and place that is at once conductive and disruptive. Tarek Abou El Fetouh X-ApartmentsThe participants of this year’s Home Workspace Program take you on a tour of private homes—those carefully protected spaces where human beings play out the largest part of their life, their conflicts, laughter, hopes and disappointments, safe from the public eye. Carried out a number of times in different cities around the world, X-Apartments is as much a domestic as it is an urban intervention—inviting the viewer to test their expectations of other people’s intimate realities, and to experience their own city through new eyes, as if seeing it for the first time. In its Beirut edition, X-Apartments is also largely a project about walking, in a city that tries to block the activity of walking as much as possible. Matthias Lilienthal PARTICIPANTS Haig Aivazian Pilar Albarracín Burak Arikan Tarek El-Ariss Marwa Arsanios Mohammad Al Attar Kader Attia Rayya Badran Hoda Barakat Graham D. Burnett Tony Chakar Park Chan-Kyong Waddah Charara Boris Charmatz Ali Cherri Paed Conca Ibrahim Dawood Omar Dewachi Nikita Dhawan Tony Elieh Mohamed Elshahed Cao Fei Mahdi Fleifel Simon Fujiwara Ahmed Ghoneimy Charbel Haber Joana Hadjithomas Lawrence Abu Hamdan Marwan Hamdan Julia Holter Iman Issa Parine Jaddo Khaled Jarrar Jeon Joonho Khalil Joreige Cemal Kafadar Mazen Kerbaj Lara Khaldi Mahmoud Khaled Mazen Khaled Yazan Khalili Kristine Khouri Moon Kyungwon Sarmad Louis Maha Maamoun Basim Magdy Jumana Manna Sophia Al Maria Ahmed Mater Radhouane El Meddeb Seo Min-Jeong Nadim Mishlawi Rabih Mroué Yasser Mroué Ahmed Naje Joe Namy Adel Nassar Ziad Nawfal Reza Negarestani Sidsel Nelund Wang Ningde Joshua Oppenheimer Zeynep Oz Haig Papazian Johann Pillai Walid Raad Khalil Rabah Milo Rau Nora Razian Omar Abou Saada Ghalya Saadawi Yazan Al Saadi Walid Sadek Roy Samaha Lina Saneh Sharif Sehnaoui Sam Shalabi Wael Shawky Catarina Simão Sarah-Neel Smith Mounira Al Solh Nida Sinnokrot Rania Stephan Meg Stuart/ Damaged Goods Subversive Films Song Ta Rayyane Tabet TkH – Walking Theory Ho Tzu Nyen Chris Votek Dilek Winchester Paola Yacoub Zeynep Yasa Yaman Samar Yazbek Akram Zaatari 98weeks With the participants of the Home Workspace Program (HWP) 2012- 13: Dareen Abbas Hisham Awad Alex Baczynski-Jenkins Liane Al Ghusain Romain Hamard Marwan Hamdan Sara Hamde Maxime Hourani Jessika Khazrik Raed Motar Monira Al Qadiri Monica Restrepo Urok Shirhan Stefan Tarnowski VENUES Ashkal Alwan | Home Workspace Jisr el Wati, Street 90, Building 110, 1st Floor Near Souk Al Ahad, facing IMPEX Garage, Pink Building next to Beirut Art Center Phone : +961 1 423 879 www.ashkalalwan.org Beirut Art Center Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche el Nahr Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh Phone : +961 1 397 018 / +961 70 26 21 12 www.beirutartcenter.org Metropolis Empire Sofil Centre Sofil, Ground floor Ashrafiyeh Phone : +961 1 204 080 / +961 1 332 661 www.metropoliscinema.net Babel Theatre Cairo Street, Hamra Phone: +961 1 744 033 Al Madina Theatre (Association for Arts & Culture) Saroulla Bldg, Hamra Street Phone: +961 1 753 010/ +961 1 753 011 www.almadinatheatre.com 98 Weeks Research Project Space Armenia Street – Jisr el Hadid (end of Mar Mikhael) Phone : +961 76 672 600 www.98weeks.net Artheum 500 Corniche el Nahr, River Bridge, Quarantina Phone : +961 71 781 783 Reservations & Registration Home Works 6 is open to all and free of charge. Performances taking place at Al Madina Theatre and Babel Theatre, as well as the X-Apartments project, require advance reservation due to limited capacity. All reservations are made on +961 70 841580. *Please note that if you do not reserve in advance, we cannot guarantee you a place; talks and screenings do not require advance booking. Professionals affiliated with institutions in the art world are encouraged to register online for a fee of $100. Registered guests can pick up their welcome kit at the Home Workspace offices during opening hours. Registered guests are provided with transport between events during the forum, as well as priority access to limited-capacity events (places should be booked in advance). Please click here for registration. Please come to the Home Workspace offices during opening hours upon your arrival in Beirut to pick up your guest kit. The administration offices and café-bar for Home Works 6 are located at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace in Jisr El Wati. Offices are open Monday – Saturday from 10am until 6pm for the duration of the forum, and the café-bar is open daily from noon till late at night. Please note that Ashkal Alwan is a non-profit association, and relies on the generosity of individuals interested in supporting the arts to continue programming Home Works and its art study program HWP. We appreciate donations of all sizes. Visitor Information Practical Information for visitors coming from outside Lebanon Please note that you cannot enter the country if you have Israeli stamps on your passport. Airport taxis to the city centre with Jopi Taxi (+961 1 563340) should cost between $15 and $20. For any urgent questions or information regarding your stay in Beirut, please call Christine on +961 3393807 or Victoria on +961 78848597. Download the guest kit here. SPONSORS & PARTNERS Home Works 6 Main Supporter Home Works 6 was made possible with the generous support of Philippe Jabre Association | Sharjah Art Foundation | Ford Foundation | Robert Matta | Goethe Institut | Tamari Foundation | Open Society Foundations | Rana Sadik & Samer Younis | Foundation for Arts Initiatives | British Council | SAHA | Allianz Kulturstiftung | Chammas Family | Nour Salame | Yola Noujaim | Joumana Asseily | Cherine and Ahmed Tayeb | Aïshti Foundation | French Institute | Heinrich Böll Foundation MEO | Tamara Corm | Keeward | Nader Hariri | Mitsulift | Anonymous | Aramex | The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture | Jimmy Traboulsi | Raya Nahas | Sogeprim | Rez Visual (Belal Hibri) | DAAD | Oslo (Nayla Audi) | Anonymous | 961 Beer | Seebeck Audio | Al Madina Theatre | Artheum Partners [ Media Partner Press – Beirut: Home Works 6 – “A Forum on Cultural Practices” , Art Kuwait, April 21st, 2013 – Download here. – Photos of the exhibition, Nafas Art Magazine, May 2013 – Download here. – أشغال داخلية 6″… 66 موعداً في بيروت”, As Safir, Ahmad Bazoun, May 8th, 2013 – Download here. – « Home Works 6 », une centaine d’« artivistes » pour un forum pluridisciplinaire, L’Orient Le Jour, May 8th, 2013 – Download here. – جمعية «أشكال ألوان» تتماهى مع مطالب الشعوب, Al Hayat, Nazir Nourreddine, May 14th, 2013 – Download here. – ﺃشكال ﺃلوﺍن ” تعوﺩ بنسختها ﺍلساﺩسة ﺇلى بيروت: عرﻭض رﺍقصة” ﻭمعارﺽ تشكيلية ﻭحوﺍرﺍﺕ توﺍكب مطالب الشعوﺏ, Future TV, May 14th, 2013 – Download here. – رضوان المؤدب وربيع مروة والآخرون: وتبقى الخشبة ملاذنا الأخير, Al Akhbar, May 15th, 2013 – Download here. – Home Works 6: Neighborhood sounds grind and whump, The Daily Star, Jim Quilty, May 16th, 2013 – Download here. – محاضرات.. مناكفات ذاكرة, As Safir, A.J, May 17th, 2013 – Download here. – الجنون في الثقافات العربية و قراءة التاريخ بالفن, As Safir, A.J., May 27th, 2013 – Download here. – “أشغال داخلية 6″… ﺃفلام تخترق جدﺍر فلسطﻴن, As Safir, Nadim Jarjoura, May 21st, 2013 – Download here. – Postcards from Beirut: Part 1 , Frieze Blog, May 28th, 2013 – Download here. – The Ashkal Alwan Home Works Forum, Phoenecia Magazine, Lucy Knight, Spring 2013 – Download here. – Review of Home Works Forum 6, Nafas Art Magazine, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, June, 2013 – Download here. – Rezension der multidisziplinären Veranstaltung in Beirut, Nafas Art Magazine, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, June, 2013 – Download here. – منتدى أشغال داخلية 6 , Nafas Art Magazine, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, June, 2013 – Download here. – الثقافة بمعناها الأنتربولوجي, Al Mustaqbal, Tahamat El Jundi, June 2nd, 2013 – Download here. – “أشغال داخلية”: ”حرتقات“ جسر بين الفن والمدينة, Al Akhbar, Roy Dib, June 6th, 2013 – Download here. – Postcards from Beirut: Part 2, Frieze Blog, Chad Elias, June 20th, 2013 – Download here. – Home Makeover, Art Forum, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, June 24th, 2013 – Download here. – A Forum on Cultural Practices, Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, Nat Muller, July-August, 2013 – Download here. – Home Works 6, Modern Painters, Jess Wilcox, September, 2013 – Download here. – Home Works Forum, Beirut, 2013, Sanat Dunyamiz, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, November-December, 2013 – Download here. – Beirut Again and Again: A Journey through the Lebanese Art Scene, Journal Stedelijk Museum, Nat Muller, January 6th, 2014 – Download here. home works 6 calendar May 2013There are currently no events scheduled for this month.