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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

Akram Zaatari | ExhibitionExhibitionBeyoglu
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015

Akram Zaatari | ExhibitionAkram Zaatari December 2, 2014 – February 18, 2015 Location: SALT Beyoğlu SALT is the originating venue for a major survey exhibition by renowned Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari. SALT Beyoğlu will host elements from among other works: The Uneasy Subject, 28 nights and A poem / Objects of Study / The Studio Shehrazade archive, Earth [...]
John Carswell | Trans-Oriental...ExhibitionBeirut
Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

John Carswell | Trans-Oriental Monochrome ExhibitionJohn Carswell Trans-Oriental Monochrome November 19, 2014 – February 25, 2015 Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm (Closed on public holidays) Opening: Wednesday, November 19. 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (Welcoming speeches at 6:30 pm) AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery The exhibition continues at the Rose and Shaheen Saleeby Museum, Sidani [...]
Tales of an Imagined City | De...ExhibitionLondon
Nov - Dec 2014

Tales of an Imagined City | Delfina Foundation ExhibitionDates: 12 November – 19 December, 2014 11:00 – 18:00 daily, except Sundays Delfina Foundation In collaboration with Associação Cultural Videobrasil, Delfina Foundation presents a compilation of video works selected by João Laia, member of the curatorial team of the forthcoming 19th edition of the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. Hou Chien Cheng, All the Others [...]
Publication | Art and ConflitArt and Conflict, PublicationLondon
Nov - Dec 2014

Publication | Art and ConflitDownload a free publication . The online publication is the result of a year-long research enquiry, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring the extraordinary work of contemporary artists, activists and cultural organisations in the context of armed conflict, revolution and post-conflict. Bringing together a diverse range of perspectives, Art and Conflict aims [...]
Gypsum Gallery | Mesuring the ...Basim Magdy, Exhibition, Gypsum GalleryCairo
Nov 2014 - Jan 2015

Gypsum Gallery | Mesuring the Last Breaths of Time on a Fading Scale by Basim MagdyOpening: November 18, 2014 at 7pm When: November 18 – January 30, 2014 Where: , Cairo Gypsum Gallery presents Basim Magdy‘s first solo show at the gallery opening on 18 November at 7pm. Measuring the Last Breaths of Time on a Fading Scale brings together two contemplative works that muse on time as a multi-dimensional [...]
Call for submissions | Festiva...artworks, Call for submissions, FestivalFribourg
Nov - Dec 2014

Call for submissions | Festival Belluard Bollwerk InternationalDeadline: December 15, 2014 and Migros Culture Percentage are looking for new or nascent artistic projects on the subject “Fortress Europe” to show in the festival’s main venue, a medieval fortress. Any form of artistic expression is admitted, the more interdisciplinary, the better. An international jury will select the projects that will receive a production [...]
Call for Applications | 2015 A...Call for applications, ResidencyNew York City
Oct - Nov 2014

Call for Applications | 2015 Art Omi ResidencyDeadline: November 30, 2014 Since its beginnings in 1992, Art Omi has hosted visual artists from every continent, representing a wide diversity of artistic styles. In that time, over 650 artists from more than 100 countries have come to Omi to create, experiment, collaborate and share their ideas. Applications for the 2015 Art Omi residency [...]
صِلات: روابط من خ...Open Calls
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015

صِلات: روابط من خلال الفنون
Emily Jacir select works from ...ExhibitionAmman
Oct 2014 - Apr 2015

Emily Jacir select works from 1998-2014 at Darat Al FununOpening on Tuesday 4 November, 2014 4 November 2014 – 23 April 2015 at in Amman, Jordan. Emily Jacir select works from 1998-2014 Darat al Funun is pleased to present an extensive survey of Emily Jacir’s film and video works, installations, and sculpture. The exhibition includes several rarely seen works, as well as key works [...]
Green Glass Recycling Initiati...
Oct - Dec 2014

Green Glass Recycling Initiative for LebanonSupport Green Glass Recycling Initiative for Lebanon, . Deadline: December 9, 2014
ALFILM – 6th Arab Film F...Call for entriesBerlin, Germany
Sep - Nov 2014

ALFILM – 6th Arab Film Festival Berlin | Call for EntriesThe 6th edition of ALFILM takes place from April 8 to April 15, 2015. The OFFICIAL SELECTION will be presenting a panorama of contemporary Arab film production including feature and documentary films, as well as short films, experimental films and video art. We accept narrative features, documentary films and short films which were directed by [...]
Residency Opportunity in Pales...ResidencyBeit Sahour, Bethlehem
Sep 2014 - May 2015

Residency Opportunity in Palestine | DAARResidency Opportunity: Winter 2014 and Spring 2015 is glad to announce an open call for architects, artists and cultural practitioners interested in exploring the intersection between space and politics in one of the world’s most conflict-charged areas. By joining the DAAR team this year, the participant will be invited to explore the concept of “exile”. [...]
The 5th Riwaq BiennaleBiennale, RiwaqPalestine
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

The 5th Riwaq BiennaleThe 5th Riwaq Biennale June 1, 2014 – June 1, 2016 The Riwaq Biennale is named after an institution, not a place. It was initiated in 2005, to expand upon Riwaq’s approach aiming at the revitalization of historic centers of 50 towns and villages throughout Palestine. In other words, this biennale comes with an agenda. [...]