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Gerhard Richter in Beirut - 14 May, 2012 

Beirut Art Center is hosting a solo exhibition by the acclaimed German artist Gerhard Richter co-curated by art historian Achim Borchardt-Hume.


The exhibition offers a large and varied collection of Richter’s work including his overpainted photographs and some of his best... »

Ibraaz reviews Two AFAC Grantees - 11 May, 2012 

Renowned online publishing forum on contemporary visual culture in the MENA region, Ibraaz, has published a review of the latest exhibition by AFAC 2009 Visual Arts grantee Saba Innab, “On Longing.”  Created as part of Innab’s “No Sheeps’ Land” exhibition... »

Mansour Al Suwaim wins “Jumeirah” - 27 Apr, 2012 

Sudanese writer and AFAC Literature grantee of 2011, Mansour Al Suwaim, was hosted by Jumeirah Group in The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management for a month-long Artist Residency from Feb. 25 to Mar. 25 where he participated in a lecture... »

Sudan’s Heritage Celebrated at SOAS - 18 Apr, 2012 

The Brunei Gallery at SOAS in London is currently exhibiting the AFAC-funded project “Disappearing Heritage of Sudan - 1820 – 1956” by Frederique Cifuentes.


Between 2004 and 2010, Cifuentes conducted fieldwork and research of the visual documentation on Sudan, compiling a... »

Crayons of Askalan touring festivals - 02 Apr, 2012 

After its World Premiere at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival and International Premiere at the CPH: Dox Festival in Denmark, the AFAC-funded film, Crayons of Askalan by Laila Hotait, has been selected to participate in the official competitions of Hot... »

D-CAF’s First Edition in Cairo - 26 Mar, 2012 

From March 29th to April 14th Downtown Cairo will be transformed into a big art venue as it hosts the first edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, D-CAF.


This AFAC-supported event includes some 14 music concerts, 15 theatre and contemporary... »

AFAC grantees at L’Atelier de Cannes - 20 Mar, 2012 

Two AFAC-supported film projects - Mai Masri’s “3000 Nights” (Palestine) and Malek Bensmail’s “Odysseys” (Algeria) - were selected for L’Atelier de Cannes along with 13 other films from around the world.


L’Atelier, launched in 2005, selects about fifteen feature length film... »

Prince Claus Awards Mroueh - 16 Mar, 2012 

Through an informal ceremony at Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace, Rabih Mroueh was announced winner of the 2011 Prince Claus Award yesterday (March 15, 2012) in the presence of the Lebanese Minister of Culture, The Dutch ambassador in Lebanon, the Price... »

Be free at Metro al-Madina - 14 Mar, 2012 

Wednesday, March 14th - Censorship in the arts will be the target of tonight’s artistic demonstration at Metro al-Madina in Beirut. This free of charge event is an evening of performance and talks to address the issue of censorship. Titled... »

“The Keeper” Launched - 13 Mar, 2012 

AFAC 2009 Visual Arts grantee Shuruq Harb Launched her new artist book “The Keeper” last Saturday (March 10, 2012) along with a lecture performance at the Union Docs in New York.


The book tells the story of Shuruq’s encounter with Mustafa,... »

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