Part Two of Mixed Feelings Project Examines Identity, Race and Family in Lebanon

“I’m a human being, so why do you walk past me?” reads one of the white cardboards against the light blue tinge of the walls. It continues, “really, I’m invisible? I’m here! First and...

 

Gazing into the Past and Future: Construction and Self-Construction at Exposure 6

The sixth edition of Exposure, which runs through February, returned to the Beirut Art Center last month. It is one of their signature annual exhibitions, showcasing some of the best emerging artistic...

 

Between the Shelves, Hamra's Little Bookshop Stands Tall Among Giants

The Little Bookshop is a cozy one-room bookstore just a few blocks off Jeanne d’Arc Street with walls colored in a light-orange hue, shelves stacked-to-the-brim with books, and the constant hum of...

 

An Icon of Architectural Heritage, The Rose House Opens To The Public

British artist Tom Young's ‘At The Rose House’ has attracted a lot of attention since it opened to the public on November 19. As blogger Sietske Galama puts it: “Everyone in town is talking...

 

On the Surface of Nature: The Materiality of Chaouki Chamoun's Painting

One of the most significant Lebanese painters of the intermediate generation between the revered old masters and the emerging artists of today, Chaouki Chamoun, can easily be said to have been...

 

48 Hours on Beirut's Art Scene

Lebanese poet Khalil Gibran said, “art is a step from what is obvious and well known toward what is arcane and concealed”. Art in Beirut is no exception in its ability to provide insight into the...

 

The Art of Being Nude: Shafic Abboud Exhibit Explores the Erotic and Sensual

The "Nudes" exhibition at Agial Art Gallery showcases different interpretations of the nude body from late artist Shafic Abboud’s oeuvre. Abboud, who passed away in 2004, is considered one of the...

 

Ayyam Projects: A New Space for Experimental Art in Beirut

Joining the ranks of several non-commercial and experimental spaces that have popped up in Beirut in recent years, such as ArtLab and STATION Beirut, comes a new venue to the capital: Ayyam Projects. ...

 

Reconstructing the Missing: A Post-War Journey in Art and Architecture

Iraqi-born artist Salam Omar recreates the multi-layered environment of a lone, anonymous sniper in “Missing,” his latest exhibition at Agial Art Gallery. The exhibition offers a poignant...

 

Artist Creates Hamra 'Wishing Fountain' For Panhandlers

It's a familiar sight on the streets of Beirut: women crouched on the sidewalk asking for spare change, children knocking on car windows trying to sell chewing gum or trinkets, young boys ready to...