04.08.2005

Home Works III: A Forum on Cultural Practices

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Date/Time: 08/04/2005 12:00 am


Monday 28th, February, 2005
In view of the situation following the tragic event of February 14th, and after thorough consultations far and wide, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan, has decided to postpone Home Works III, until October 2005. A more specific date will be set soon; we will duly update you on our plans via email.
In addition to the previously set program, Ashkal Alwan now plans to invite a number of artists and intellectuals to reflect on the present situation of Lebanon, as the year 2005 seems to unravel as a defining moment in its history.
In the meantime, Ashkal Alwan plans to publish the book documenting Home Works II (2003) and to launch its website, www.ashkalalwan.org where you will also be able to see updates and news of all our events and activities. In addition we plan to continue building our archive on contemporary cultural practices in Lebanon, accessible to all who visit our office.
We would like to thank all our funders and supporters for their continuing support and dedication and we look forward to welcoming you in Beirut for Home Works III during the month of October.
Best Wishes,
Christine Tohme
Director
Home Works III: A Forum on Cultural Practices
April 8th to 15th,Beirut,Lebanon.
Organized by The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts – Ashkal Alwan
 
In its third edition, ‘Home Works: A Forum on Cultural Practices’ is one of the premiere international cultural projects hosted in the Middle East, bringing together artists, writers, intellectuals, filmmakers, architects, critical theorists and philosophers.
 
It provides an unprecedented platform for critical exchange, literature, performance, installation, and the visual arts. Participants from Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Great Britain, Croatia, Italy, and the United States will be engaged in a variety of multidisciplinary interventions. In its first two editions, Home Works has managed to reveal the strength of home-grown expression, affirming the region’s and its Diaspora’s cultural dynamic.
 
At the beginning of February 2005, you will receive the definitive program for Home Works III. The itinerary will include lectures, panel discussions, film and video screenings, exhibitions, performances, installations and book launches.
 
Attendance is, as always, open to all and free of charge.
For further information, please contact ashkalalwan@terra.net.lb
 
The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts, ASHKAL ALWAN is a non-profit organization based in Beirut, Lebanon. Since 1994, it has been involved in developing art practices crossing a range of disciplines and media in Lebanon and internationally.
 
Ashkal Alwan
Gemmayzeh, Boutros Dagher Street,
Chichmanian Bldg, 3rd Floor,
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/fax: +961 1 360 251
Mobile: + 961 3 393 807
Email: ashkalalwan@terra.net.lb

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