Temporary Art Platform

"TEMPORARY. ART. PLATFORM (T.A.P) is a curatorial platform that develops art projects relating to the public realm. It aims at shifting art practices and discourse towards a complex, contextual network of public interest and concerns.  T.A.P is also concerned with legal and artistic research that stimulates more proactive attitudes towards curating art projects outside of the art world in collaboration with private partners, municipalities and councils.     The platform supports and encourages art practices concerned with public space, urban and social design, and architecture, as well as those establishing a contextual approach to curating. It intervenes in non-places, urban spaces, and rural contexts, focusing on practices that forge innovative methods of production in response to their context. It also participates in the creation of new networks that introduce art in the public sphere.     T.A.P’s mission is realized through three initiatives:  • Research: Generating an inventory of visual art practices dealing with public space in Lebanon, thus building knowledge about aesthetics, methodologies, and legal frameworks.  • Public interventions: Encouraging, producing, and promoting art practices in the public realm by providing means for production and interdisciplinary residency programs.  • The Percent for Art initiative: Lobbying public and private entities to dedicate 1% of construction budgets for the commissioning of public art."