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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

Workshop – Call for Appl...documentary, Open Call, WorkshopBeirut
Sep - Oct 2015

Workshop – Call for ApplicationsScreen Institute Beirut is organizing a workshop for documentary film projects in development, from 6 to 13 November 2015. The workshop will be held in Beirut. Applications are open to Arab directors living in Lebanon.
Applications are open for Sund...application, MENA, sundance institute, Theatre
Sep - Oct 2015

Applications are open for Sundance Theatre Program Labs & ResidenciesThe Sundance Institute Theatre Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Theatre Lab in MENA.
Open Studios at Beirut Art Res...Open StudiosBeirut
Sep - Nov 2015

Open Studios at Beirut Art ResidencyBeirut Art Residency's inaugural Open Studio Event will feature the two resident artists, Athier and Sara Naim, as well as a performance by Charbel Haber.
Workshop Jeu de clowns et Atel...Theatre, WorkshopBeirut
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Workshop Jeu de clowns et Atelier Théâtre Annuel par Camille BrunelWorkshop Jeu de clowns Un clown de théâtre. Le gars normal à qui il arrive des misères. La scène est son monde, un monde qu’il invente et découvre simultanément. Naïveté, générosité, fantaisie, incertitude : Il fait rire parce qu’il cherche à comprendre, rencontre des obstacles qui le forgent, oublie et recommence. Durant 4 jours nous [...]
Cours d’Art Dramatique ...course, dramaBeirut
Sep - Nov 2015

Cours d’Art Dramatique à l’Université pour Tous par Camille BrunelLe cours d’art dramatique propose différentes étapes pour aborder le jeu de l’acteur au sein du groupe de façon ludique et exigeante. Chaque cours est divisé selon trois temps: entraînements et jeux, improvisations thématiques et travail de scène. Le début de l’année sera consacré à l’acquisition des bases, le deuxième trimestre sera dédié à la [...]
What Happened to the Beirut Fa...Vintage HappeningBeirut
Sep - Oct 2015

What Happened to the Beirut Fashion Week Anyway? | Vintage HappeningDates: Sep. 10 – Oct. 20, 2015 Location: A vintage happening that will include Bshara Atallah’s exclusive vintage clothes collection and furniture, lights, photo booth, cinema posters, Fashion for a cause sale, an eccentric fashion show on the opening night and a Tarab pop event on the closing ceremony and a lot more … The [...]
The 1990s – Jayce Salloum: ...Exhibition openingBeirut
Sep - Dec 2015

The 1990s – Jayce Salloum: كان يا ما كان There Was and There Was Not [redux/fragments]AUB Art Galleries and Collections invites you to the opening of its new exhibition: The 1990s – Jayce Salloum: كان يا ما كان There Was and There Was Not [redux/fragments].
KURZ / DUST / غبار | An Ex...Exhibition, OpeningWarsaw
Aug - Nov 2015

KURZ / DUST / غبار | An Exhibition Co-Curated by Amanda Abi KhalilKURZ / DUST / غبار is an international exhibition taking place in Warsaw at the Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski and is co-curated by Lebanese curator Amanda Abi Khalil. The exhibition has as its purpose to reunite artists, activists and writers whose works interact directly with their surrounding environment. In different geographical contexts like Beirut, [...]
“Retrospective” by...Exhibition, OpeningBeirut
Aug - Oct 2015

“Retrospective” by Xavier Le Roy at the Beirut Art CentreOpening: 22nd of September 2015, 6pm to 9pm Closing: 10th of October, 2015 Opening Hours From Tuesday to Friday 12:00pm – 8:00pm Saturdays and Sundays 11:00am – 6:00pm “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. [...]
Call for Applications | Prix ...Call for applications
Aug - Nov 2015

Call for Applications | 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 [...]