Initiatives have sprung up in the aftermath of the explosion, with the goal of raising funds for relief efforts in the city and reconstructing its devastated cultural sector.
“We are now in survival mode,” says Joumana Asseily, director and founder of Marfa’ Projects. “A week ago I was concerned about safety issues because of the pandemic but now my biggest worry is checking if everyone is safe and has a shelter.”
In the wake of the massive explosion, which killed at least 135 people, art institutions in Beirut are banding together to help protect collections and offer storage.
A viral photo of the sculpture from a top-angle caused wide condemnations, calls for an investigation, and conspiracy theories against the artist and the gallery behind the sculpture.
A new exhibition takes a close look at the friendships of a major artist and critic in 1960s and ’70s Beirut, and the charmed art world she helped bolster.
As artists discuss the role of contemporary art in times of revolution and rally on the streets, 20 leading arts organizations issued a statement of solidarity with protesters across Lebanon.
Slogans and images have appeared all over downtown Beirut since around-the-clock protests started on Thursday, October 17.
Mounira al-Solh resists homogenizing narratives about Arab women in her work’s specificity and its rejection of expected characters or sensationalized accounts.
Raad exposes the way in which our accepted notions of historicizing events are simultaneously fact and fiction.
This is an imaginary landscape crafted by humans, but the urban dweller will recognize it as scarily quotidian.
Judith Naeff argues that Beirut exists in a prolonged state of “protracted ‘presentness’ with limited access to past and future” — specifically, a prolonged state of precarity.
Anonymous Syrian Artist SAINT HOAX’s Instagram performance launches in the wake of his MonuMental exhibition opening.