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...

 

LOL: Deconstructing Painting to Reconstruct Life

Right on the heels of his first solo exhibition in the UK dubbed Complete Freedom, Syrian artist Khaled Takreti, renowned for his innovative approach to painting, arrives in Beirut to kick off the...

 

Meaningful Art for Gaza From This Year's Mishkal Festival

From now until Sunday, aspiring artists from Lebanon and around the region will share a platform to present their plays, poetry, films, music and workshops once again at this year's Mishkal Festival. ...

 

Our 19 Favorite Graffiti Pieces in Beirut Right Now

1. Artist: Yazan Halwani Location: Sin el Fil – facing Station Beirut. Title: “Joumhoriyat el Moz” (The Banana Republic). 2. Artist: Ashekman Location: Sidani Street, Hamra. The...