The site of APEAL’s modern and contemporary art museum project, donated by Université Saint-Joseph.
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The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon has launched an international design competition for its modern and contemporary art museum project.Set to open in 2020, APEAL's museum will be a multidisciplinary hub of art and design devoted to modern and contemporary Lebanese culture. The competition is open to architects of Lebanese origin practicing in Lebanon or abroad.The jury includes Anglo-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, U.K.-based Swiss curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, Rodolphe Khoury, dean of the School of Architecture at Miami University, Lebanese artist Lamia Joreige, Rice University's Fares Al Dahdah, and British architect Richard Rogers, as well as representatives of APEAL and USJ.Composed of Lebanese and international members, the association envisions launching exchange programs among international artists and those on the Lebanese scene, from universities and art academies.
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