Does the word “archive” set your pulse racing?
Fouad Elkoury’s “Passing Time” is filled with 160 photos from a personal archive of 50,000, which the photographer has taken since 1962.
A 20-year anniversary can fly under the radar as an organization gets on with the job.
“Fouad was a collector who developed a passion, ... even an obsession, for photography,” recalled Yasmine Chemali.
This is the second of two features that take up some of the issues around the conservation of the photographic patrimony in the Middle East.
This is the first of two features that take up some of the issues around the conservation of the photographic patrimony in the Middle East.
Despite the best efforts of the pop art movement to deflate the pretentions it found in the contemporary art of last century – and the occasional inroads...
“Everything has changed in the world, not only in Lebanon,” observes Lina Kiryakos Chidiac.
Publications in Lebanon have tended to drift toward the English language, yet there is a lively community of publishers and graphic designers who have made...
“Gravity does not cause things to fall,” Mehreen Murtaza writes. “Instead falling causes gravity."
The beauty queens of Bikfaya village smile at the onlooker from the distant past. A child in a cowboy getup holds a toy revolver.
For those whose jobs involve working among multiple languages, Google Translate is like a gossipy friend.
In the aftermath of Lebanon’s Civil War, the Beirut art scene was distinguished by no state funding and very little infrastructure.
Two performers, an adult man and a little girl, perform a children’s rhyming song in Arabic.
The Sursock Museum has been officially out of action for eight years, a long time by any measure. For many, though, its absence has been felt for much longer.
Sometimes passionate photographers are forced to become unofficial archivists. Take the case of Diab Alkarssifi. Born in 1951, he became a professional...
Lebanon-based French art restorer Fanny Seller has collaborated with Lebanese author Hyam Yared to bring new meanings to notions of migration and identity,...
Veteran photographer Samer Mohdad is well-known around Lebanon for his several projects, not least his role as co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation.
The third edition of Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace Program was scheduled to commence in September 2013.
As art collectors look further afield for the next big thing, the global art market is changing.