Mounira al-Solh resists homogenizing narratives about Arab women in her work’s specificity and its rejection of expected characters or sensationalized accounts.
Walid Raad Uses Fact and Fiction to Tell a Powerful History of Beirut
Raad exposes the way in which our accepted notions of historicizing events are simultaneously fact and fiction.
A Surreal Landscape Transforms the Garbage Scattered in Beirut’s Streets
This is an imaginary landscape crafted by humans, but the urban dweller will recognize it as scarily quotidian.
Examining the Suspended Present of Beirut’s Cultural Geography
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.
Trump-Shaped Inflatable Tank Roams the Streets of Beirut
Anonymous Syrian Artist SAINT HOAX’s Instagram performance launches in the wake of his MonuMental exhibition opening.
More Than 400 Roman-Era Columns Lie Abandoned on Beirut’s Waterfront
Lebanon’s General Directorate of Antiquities has no inventory of the ancient archaeological fragments and isn’t sure what to do with them.
Reading the Streets of Beirut
There are few places I love in this world as much as Beirut.
Why Eternity Is so Precarious
BEIRUT — Shortly after the opening of their most recent exhibition, I Must First Apologize in Nice, Lebanese artists and filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige returned home to Beirut to deliver their “An Additional Continent” lecture at Ashkal Alwan, the Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts.
Beirut’s Oldest Synagogue Getting Restored
Al-Jazeera reports that the once vibrant center of Jewish life in Beirut, Lebanon, and the city’s largest and oldest surving synagogue, Magen Abraham is being restored by private donations, including from local Muslims.