Home Works 7: A Forum on Cultural Practice

Curated by Frie Leysen, Bassam El Baroni and Christine Tohme, the 7th edition of the forum included exhibitions, lectures, screenings, publications and performances.


HW7 Program - البرنامج

HW7 Brochure - الكتيّب

HW7 Guest Kit

HW7 Parallel Events

Frie Leysen was the founding director of deSingel in Antwerp. In 1994, she founded the bilingual Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels which she directed for 10 years. Later in 2007, Leysen organized the multidisciplinary Meeting Points festival in nine Arab cities. In 2010, she was curator of Theater der Welt in the German Ruhr area and in 2012, held the position of artistic director of the Berliner Festspiele. In 2014-2015 she was theatre director of the Vienna Festival in Austria. In 2003, Leysen was awarded the Flemish Community Award for General Cultural Contributions and in 2007, she received an honorary doctorate from the Free University of Brussels. In 2014, she was awarded the Erasmus Prize by the Dutch king Willem-Alexander.

Bassam El Baroni is an independent curator and a professor of theory at the Dutch Art Institute, Arnhem. He has curated and co-curated projects and exhibitions in Murcia (Manifesta 8, 2010), Madrid, Oslo, Bergen, Lofoten (Lofoten International Art Festival, 2013), Limerick (Eva International – Ireland’s Biennial, 2014), Paris, and Alexandria. He was co-founder and director of the now discontinued art space Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (2005 – 2012).

Christine Tohmé is the founding Director of Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, established in 1993. Tohmé was the recipient of a Prince Claus Award in 2006, given in recognition of her achievements in supporting local multidisciplinary art production and art criticism, as well as the 2015 CCS Bard Audrey Irmas Award for Curatorial Excellence. She is on the boards of Marsa (Beirut), a sexual health center providing specialized medical services for at-risk youth and marginalized communities, and SAHA (Istanbul), an association supporting contemporary art from Turkey. The seventh edition of Home Works opens on November 12, 2015. Tohmé was recently appointed curator of the Sharjah Biennale 2017.

With Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Abbas Akhavan, Francis Alÿs, Marwa Arsanios, Mirene Arsanios, Hicham Awad, Ahmed Badry, Diana Baldon, Katia Barrett, Amanda Beech, Berlin, Claire Bishop, Blitztheatregroup, Christian Chachati, Nahla Chahal, Tony Chakar, Waddah Charara, chelfitsch Theatre Company, Ali Cherri, Leonardo Cremonini, Siebren de Haan, Dictaphone Group, Carine Doumit, Yasmine Dubois Ziai, Inci Eviner, Omar Fakhoury, Ghida Frangieh, Samer Frangie, Ahmad Ghossein, Ruud Gielens, Marwan Hamdan, Sam Hardy, Leen Hashem, Saba Innab, Lamia Joreige, Suna Kafadar, Martti Kalliala, Toufic Kerbage, Manal Khader, Elias Khoury, ps Jinjoo Kim, Amir Reza Koohestani, Lynn Kodeih, Federico León, Khaled Malas, Lina Majdalanie, Mehr Theatre Group, Iman Mersal, Naeem Mohaiemen, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Sari Moustapha, Rabih Mroué, Ayman Nahle, Dara Nawfal Abdallah, Arjuna Neuman, Toshiki Okada, Bouchra Ouizguen, Roger Outa, Yuri Pattison, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Matthew Poole, Nelmarie du Preez, Khalil Rabah, Marwan Rechmaoui, Patricia Reed, Brian William Rogers, Ben Russell, Stéphanie Saadé, Walid Sadek, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Aykan Safo?lu, Khaled Saghieh, Rijin Sahakian, Mohammad Salemy, Jayce Salloum, Rasha Salti, Tamara Al Samerraei, Basma Al Sharif, Mounira Al Solh, Laila Soliman, Rania Stephan, Pelin Tan, Ali Taptik, Jana Traboulsi, Lonnie van Brummelen, Anton Vidokle, Haytham El-Wardany, Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, Zan Yamashita, Akram Zaatari, Ghassan Zard. 

Ashkal Alwan
Jisr el Wati, Street 90, Building 110, 1st Floor
facing IMPEX Garage, Phone: +961 1 423 879

Beirut Art Center
Jisr El Wati, Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh,
Phone: +961 (0) 1 397 018 / +961 70 26 21 12

Al Madina Theater
Sarolla Building, Hamra Street, Hamra,
next to Kababji, Phone: +961 (0) 1 753 021

Metropolis Empire Sofil
Centre Sofil, Ground floor, Ashrafieh,
Phone: +961 (0) 1 204 080? / +961 1 332 661

Sunflower Theater
Sami El Solh Street, end of Badarom Tayouneh round-about,
Phone: +961 (0) 1 426 869

Sursock Museum
Greek Orthodox Archbishopric Street, Achrafieh,
Phone: +961 (0) 1 202 001

Beryte Theater
Damascus Street, 17-5208, Mathaf, East Side Located in
Universite Saint-Joseph’s Human Sciences Campus, Phone: +961 (0) 1 202 422

Nicholas Turk Street, Mar Mikhael,
175636, Phone: +961 (0) 1 442 546

Jisr El Wati, Souk El Ahad, near Beirut Art Center and
Chevrolet Impex Garage, Phone: +961 71 684 218

Hoüna Center
Hamra, Main Road, Montreal Building, 7th floor,
Phone: +961 (0) 3 936 350

Saint Joseph University
Human Sciences Campus, Damascus Street,
Mathaf, East Side, Phone: +961 (0) 1 202 422

Zico House
Yammout Building, 174 Spears Street,
Phone: +961 (0) 1 746 769

Frie Leysen, Curator, Performance Program
Bassam El Baroni, Curator, What Hope Looks Like After Hope (On Constructive Alienation)
Christine Tohme, Chief Curator

Director & Producer: Christine Tohme, Assistant to the Director: Garine Aivazian, Programming Coordinator: Marie-Nour Héchaimé, Performance & Production Coordinator: Mohamad Farhat, Space Design & Production: Maxime Hourani, Finance & Administration: Mohammed Abdallah, Office Manager: Zeina Khoury, Assistant Curator/ Producer: Delphine Leccas, IT Support: Moritz Fingerhut, Hospitality & Logistics Assistant: Raseel Hadjian, Performance Assistant: Chloe Stavrou, Press Relations: Aline Mourani, Social Media Relations: Dima Tannir, Ali Awada, Live Streaming: Hipernation

Technical Team
Performance Program Technical Director: Charles Gohy, Technical Support: Mohammed Ali, Props: Lara Machleb, Exhibitions Production: Clare Noonan, Abid Amir Khan, DAMJ design & craft, Exhibitions Production Assistants: Raseel Hadjian

Brochure Team
Translation: English to Arabic: Amal Issa, Mohammed Abdallah, Spanish to Arabic: Dania Darwiche, Spanish to English: Mirene Arsanios, Arabic Editor: Yussef Bazzi, English Editor: Sarah Morris, Coordination: Tala Worrell