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Cynthia Zaven to participate in “This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time” - 25 Mar, 2015 

Beirut based composer, pianist and artist Cynthia Zaven is participating in the group show “This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time”. Curated by Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller, this group exhibition will open tomorrow, Thursday March... »




Boulder Plots - 24 Mar, 2015 

Boulder Plots, part of the InVisible Public Art Commission, consists of gouged boulders from the quarries of Fujairah that reflect the heavy construction activity happening in Dubai. Incredulous witness to Dubai’s constant transformation, Vikram Divecha was inspired to create this... »




Cities of Salt Opera Premieres at Shubbak 2015 - 18 Mar, 2015 

Shubbak, ‘the window to the Arab world’, which will run between July 11th and 25th this year, has announced part of this year’s line-up. Cities of Salt will see its world premiere at London’s Linbury Theater in partnership with the... »




14 AFAC-Funded Films at the 8th Beirut Cinema Days - 12 Mar, 2015 

AFAC is proud to announce that 14 AFAC-supported films will be screening during the eighth edition of Beirut Cinema Days/Ayam Beirut Al Cinema’iya, starting today, Thursday, March 12th. Among the films are award-winning feature, documentary and short films: 

Feature... »




Catch "Trapped Sounds" in Cairo and Alexandria  - 11 Mar, 2015 

Khaled Kaddal's conceptual sound performance "Trapped Sounds" will be performed tonight and tomorrow, March 11th and 12th, at Rawabet Theater in Cairo at 8pm. Two more shows are set to take place at the Goethe Institute in Alexandria on March... »




New York Times interviews AFAC grantee Eman Helal - 10 Mar, 2015 

The 29-year old Egyptian Photographer Eman Helal has recently completed her project “Just Stop” under the mentorship of Peter van Agtmael in the framework of the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP). The Program was jointly launched by AFAC and the... »




The matter of monuments - 03 Mar, 2015 

Vartan Avakian sees in Dubai, famous for its rapid growth and grandiose architecture, mere particles, molecules and dust. For Collapsing Clouds of Gas and Dust, part of the InVisible Public Art Commission, the Lebanese artist deconstructs monumentality and showcases its... »




Two AFAC Grantees Chosen for German Pavilion at Venice Biennale - 27 Feb, 2015 

Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk, two AFAC grantees whose film Out On The Street (Barra Fel Share’) recently premiered at the Berlinale, were chosen to exhibit a film installation based on their film Out on the Street at... »




Robert Bosch Award for Ghassan Halwani - 23 Feb, 2015 

AFAC is pleased to announce that the Robert Bosch Stiftung awarded Ghassan Halwani, Visual Arts grantee (2013) a Film Prize for his animation film project “Clean Up The Living Room We’ve Got Visitors Coming”. The German-Lebanese co-production is set in... »




Berlinale Honours Two AFAC Grantees - 17 Feb, 2015 

AFAC is pleased to announce that two of its grantees; Akram Zaatari (Lebanon) and Marouan Omara (Egypt), received a special mention and a development grant respectively at the 2015 Berlinale.

 

Internationally acclaimed artist Akram Zaatari received a special mention by the... »






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