Address: Sursock Museum, 41 Rue 61, Mar Nqoula, Beirut, Lebanon
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
In the Neighborhood
AFAC Film Nights: Amal’s Garden // And on a Different Note
In partnership with AFAC – The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture Wednesday 6 December, 19:00 to 20:00 Auditorium, Level -2 Free admission Part of a monthly series of screenings showcasing filmmakers from the Arab World, in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC). Amal’s Garden Directed by Nadia Shihab Screening time: 19:00 to 19:30 In Turkmen and Arabic with English subtitles Color, HD, 32’
Film program | AFAC Film Nights: The Mulberry House
Part of a monthly series of screenings showcasing filmmakers from the Arab World, in partnership with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).
The Mulberry House
Directed by Sara Habib Ishaq, 2013
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Explore, Observe, Paint: A Workshop with Abed Al Kadiri
This four-part workshop led by artist Abed Al Kadiri reactivates the medium of watercolor to explore neighborhoods in Beirut, as inspired by artist Amine El Bacha.
In partnership with ALBA-University of Balamand
Thursday 16 June, 18:00 to 19:30
Auditorium, Level -2
9/11 was, in many ways, the apocalypse we had long been waiting for: an event so spectacularly catastrophic that, for a brief moment, it appeared to transcend meaning itself. America: a nation founded on the principle of the apocalyptic, guided by the conviction that it is destined for great things – in other words, terrible catastrophes. And the American dream? The fantasy of fashioning meaning entirely anew, upon some pristine tabula rasa or ground zero, wiped clean by cataclysm. Until we understood it was just another event. The real lesson of 9/11 may lie, then, not in its singularity, but its banality: the terrible truth it reveals is that catastrophe is not the exception to the rule, but the rule itself, the accident waiting to happen.
Part of a series of talks organized by Jalal Toufic, Director of ALBA’s School of Visual Arts, in partnership with ALBA-University of Balamand.
Matthew Gumpert is an associate professor in the Department of Western Culture and Literature, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Gumpert’s work focuses on the persistence of classicism and catastrophic thinking in post-classical literature, art and architecture, and popular culture. He is the author of Grafting Helen: The Abduction of the Classical Past (2001), The End of Meaning: Studies in Catastrophe (2012), and The Accident Waiting to Happen (2015). He is currently working on a study of representations and imitations of the Parthenon, entitled Parthenogenesis.