Suspended Spaces At Beirut Art Center

Name: Suspended Spaces At Beirut Art Center

Details: Suspended Spaces

Wednesday June 1 – Friday June 3, 2011

The project’ Suspended Spaces’ arose in 2007 from a meeting between artists and researchers concerning a specific space, Varosha, the modern beach suburb of the Cypriot city, Famagusta, constructed in the 1960s, abandoned then encircled following the Turkish offensive of Northern Cyprus in 1974. Although this project is inscribed in a contemporary geopolitical reflection, it also attempts to envisage suspended spaces from an artistic and aesthetic point of view.

The project ‘Suspended Spaces #1 Since Famagusta’ will be presented at the Beirut Art Center by the members of the collective and a certain number of its actors. Presentations, exchanges between artists, programs of videos and performances will be proposed over three days to the public. A round table uniting partners and Lebanese artists is destined to provide the conceptual and practical base for the forthcoming steps of the project: Lebanon as a future anchor point for our research?

This event is organized in partnership with:

Mission culturelle française au Liban

Institut Français

Transat Video – Université de Picardie Jules Verne – Université Rennes 2 – Sint-Lucas departement Architectuur – Campo – Associatie K.U.LEUVEN

and with the support of the Flemish Authorities

Wednesday June 1, 2011, at 6pm

A series of presentations, screenings and a performance

Thursday June 2, 2011 at 4.30 pm

A series of presentations, talks and screenings

Friday June 3, 2011 at 8pm

A series of three talks

Free Entry

Because of limited seating, it is advised to book in advance by calling us on 01 397 018.

Reserved seats will be held until 15 minutes before the event begins.

Place: Beirut Art Center

Tel: 01-397 018

Date: 1-2-3 June 2011

Time: 6:00 P.M