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Lebanon

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Auctions

Los Angeles shows its love for Beirut with online charity art auction

Standout works include a haunting photograph by Rania Matar and an image of Muhammad Ali by French street artist Mr Brainwash

Review
Exhibitions

Virtual photography show reveals modern Lebanon's many layers of tragedy

Lebanon Then and Now: Photography from 2006 to 2020 hosted by Washington, DC's Middle East Institute is both timely and prescient

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Beirut

Hope for a new future: Beirut's art world tell us how the city might be rebuilt

As the city's arts community mourns the loss of colleagues and assesses the damage to its museums and galleries, some believe change will come from the disaster—others are less optimistic

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Museums & Heritage

Four weeks after blast, rehabilitation work begins at National Museum of Beirut

Louvre collaborates with Lebanon’s antiquities authority on repairs to doors, windows and security system

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Beirut

Unesco, Icom and Louvre rally to help Beirut as museums tackle extensive explosion damage

A coalition of international museums and heritage organisations are working to provide expertise to Lebanese institutions

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Beirut

Emergency fund launched in aid of Beirut's devastated art community

Belgian non-profit Mophradat says that 100% of the money raised will support individual artists and arts organisations

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Disasters & destruction

Beirut's art world mourns widespread death and destruction following explosions

With homes, galleries and studios entirely destroyed, Lebanese artists respond in the aftermath of Tuesday’s carnage

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Disasters & destruction

Huge explosion in Beirut decimates city and leaves art scene in disarray

Several galleries and museums have been destroyed or severely damaged following the blast and fire that shook the Lebanese capital on Tuesday

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Heritage

Unesco denounces construction project near Lebanon's ancient archaeological site Nahr El-Kalb

In an open letter, the organisation criticises building work in the historic area, which is on the nomination list to become a World Heritage site

Interview
Abed Al Kadiri

Capturing the streets: the Lebanese revolution through the eyes of an artist

Three months into the uprising we speak to Abed Al Kadiri about popular unity, state brutality and why he is documenting events through Chinese-style ink drawings

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Politics

Beirut art spaces close en-masse as huge anti-government protests take over the city

Artists and institutions come out in support of protestors who are demanding political reforms in Lebanon

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Obituaries

Huguette Caland—leading artist of the Arab world—has died, aged 88

Lebanese artist and designer who was known for her erotic line drawings and abstract paintings was "clearly ahead of her own time"

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Middle East

Tate's huge 'Guernica of the Arab world' is recreated in tapestry so it can travel the world

Dia al-Azzawi's Sabra and Shatila Massacre has been commissioned by a Lebanese art foundation as an "archive of history"

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Beirut

Beirut Museum of Art vows to carry on as honorary chairman Carlos Ghosn remains in jail

Museum board says fundraising campaign to build delayed private museum is not dependent on the scandal-hit auto executive

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Architecture

Hala Wardé dismissed as architect of planned Beirut Museum of Art

Difficulties began when the museum asked HW Architecture to work pro bono

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Private Museums

Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi designs new Lebanese private museum

The Nabu Museum collection combines antiquities with Modern and contemporary art

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Art market

Lebanon’s history revealed in photo show at Beirut Art Fair

Across Boundaries is an exhibition of around 100 works of Lebanese photography from 30 collections

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Exhibitions

Surrealism in the digital age: Beirut exhibition looks at new wave of 20th-century art movement

Show at Lebanon's Aishti Foundation is last in a trilogy exploring its vast private collection before its first solo presentation of Albert Oehlen

Interview
Art Basel 2018

Etel Adnan: ‘This is the summit of my career’

The Lebanese-born artist and writer, who has a solo show at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, discusses her passion for the Swiss abstract artist.

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Research

Palestinian stories reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

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Private Museums

Pioneers of Lebanese painting star in private museum near the Syrian border

Collector Emile Hannouche has opened his family mansion in the Bekaa Valley to the public

Archive
Lebanon

Collector Tony Salamé to build home for contemporary art in Lebanon

He recently added 20 works bought at Frieze NY to his 1,200-strong collection

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Artist interview

Interview with Mona Hatoum: Pass the electric fork, please

The artist uses kitchen utensils and household objects to charge domestic settings with danger