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For long decades […] we only welcomed and read those who sympathized with our causes, and identified with our identities. I believe that the last two decades have witnessed some thoughtful and successful attempts to break these rigid moulds, and to place the seriousness of ideas and preoccupations as the criteria for calling upon a certain intellectual, from the far ends of the earth, to come and present her/his work and ideas to us.

—Christine Tohme, Director, Ashkal Alwan

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.

Each edition is thematic, and what links the forum’s participants together is their approach to a common set of urgent, timely questions. Their work endeavors to create methods of critical inquiry and aesthetic form capable of conveying those questions meaningfully – and proposing possible solutions.

Now in its sixth edition, Home Works 6 includes programs curated by Christine Tohme and Tarek Abou El Fetouh, and the X-Apartments project by Matthias Lilienthal produced with the participants of HWP 2012-13. Certain research projects, workshops, and film programs initiated during the May forum will carry on until the end of the year.

Upcoming Elsewhere & Around

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Re-opening of the Sursock Muse...museum, OpeningBeirut
Aug - Oct 2015

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KURZ / DUST / غبار | An Ex...Exhibition, OpeningWarsaw
Aug - Nov 2015

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan «تقيه...ExhibitionSt. Gallen
Aug - Sep 2015

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“Retrospective” by...Exhibition, OpeningBeirut
Aug - Oct 2015

“Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy at the Beirut Art Centre“Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy is an exhibition conceived as a choreography of actions that will be carried out by performers for the duration of the exhibition. These actions will compose situations that inquire into various experiences about how we use, consume or produce time. Opening: 22nd of September 2015, 6pm to 9pm Closing: 10th [...]
Job Vacancy at AUB | Administr...Job OpportunityBeirut
Aug - Sep 2015

Job Vacancy at AUB | Administrative Officer/ Exhibition CoordinatorDeadline: September 3, 2015 The AUB Art Galleries has an opening for the position of Administrative Officer/ Exhibition Coordinator , in grade 12, at a salary of L.L.1,784,416.- per month. I. Basic Functions: Day to day responsibility for the administration, management and maintenance of two exhibition spaces and of the AUB collection; primarily responsible for [...]
Call for Applicatons | Prix É...Call for applications
Aug - Nov 2015

Call for Applicatons | Prix Émile Hermès for Design 2016Prix Émile Hermès for Design 2016 Theme: PLAY Deadline: November 16, 2015 For the fourth edition of its international prize for design, Hermès Foundation has chosen the theme “PLAY”. The president of the jury for year 2016 will be the French designer Matali Crasset. Aiming to contribute to the development of culture in Lebanon, Galop [...]