Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center, New York

 

Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center, New York

"Museum as Hub: Beirut Art Center” is a project which includes an exhibition, the presentation of Beirut Art Center’s Mediatheque and a series of events taking place at the New Museum, New York from the 14th of December 2011 to the 5th of Feb 2012 .

The exhibition entitled “Due to unforeseen events…”, examines specific cases in which the production or presentation of an artwork in Lebanon was altered from its original idea, hence raising unexpected questions and unfolding new meanings. The exhibition features descriptions of each case in addition to new commissions, in which artists respond to the alteration of their original ideas or intentions, using archival documentation as well as new texts, images, and objects. The aim is to question issues that are relevant to contemporary art practices and the recent history and politics of Lebanon, such as the relation between art and public spaces, the critical reception of works, and censorship. The exhibition features works by Ziad Abillama, Tony Chakar, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Rabih Mroué, and Kirsten Scheid.

In the resource center, Beirut Art Center will also present their Mediatheque , a digital archive that offers public access to works —including video, image, sound, and text—by artists from Arab countries, Iran, Turkey and Armenia. The mediatheque alos includes a selected archive of events that took place at Beirut Art Center since its opening.
Beirut Art Center has also organized a series of public performances and screenings in conjunction with the exhibitiion. 
“Museum as Hub: Beirurt Art Center” is organized by Sandra Dagher and Lamia Joreige.

 



For further information:
http://www.newmuseum.org/

 

Related Posts

A tiny oasis in Berlin’s Neukölln district

18/07/2008

A tiny oasis in Berlin’s Neukölln districtOften language alone is not enough to help people of different backgrounds communicate, which is why the leaders of a youth club in the Neukölln district of Berlin, where many immigrants live, use colour, music and movement. The children and young people there can create their own, new culture.

Urban Walls: from graffitism to street art

01/02/2014

urban 110wwFor years, hundreds of artists all over the world create their works in the urban space. A complex phenomenon that continues to expand, explains Simone Palotta, curator of public and urban art, and artistic director of WALLS. Interview by Babelmed.

The valley of migrations

21/04/2011

The valley of migrations2nd post. At night, in Yüksekova, the army has permission to shoot at sight. The journey in search of Mussa Khan continues. An Afghan refugee on the path to a dream called “Europe”. A dream that is all too often paid with one’s own life.