What we do
BeMA Residency Jezzine / Jezzine, South Lebanon (2017)
BeMA (the Beirut Museum of Art) in collaboration with Temporary. Art. Platform (T.A.P) launched its second artists-in-residence program as part of the Museum’s outreach mission in Jezzine, South Lebanon in May 2017. The residency examined issues related to water through research and a series of interdisciplinary activities. Jezzine’s legendary waterfall and abundance of water resources stemming from dams, rivers, lakes and streams inspired the theme of the residency.
Participating Artists: Mo Abd-Ulla, Suzy Halajian, Christine Kettaneh, Hussein Nassereddine, Mahmoud El Safadi, Ashraf Mtaweh
Ras Masqa Artist Residency (RMAR) / Ras Masqa, North Lebanon (2016)
‘The Museum in the Making” initiated by APEAL with the contribution of Temporary. Art. Platform organized a one month artists- in-residence program that took place in the village of Ras Masqa and focused on the theme of “art education”.
Participating artists: Ieva Saudargaité, Ali El-Darsa, Raymond Gemayel, Youmna Geday, Petra Serhal, Myriam Boulos.
Meziara International Artists Residency / Meziara, North Lebanon (2014)
A one-month artist residency program took place in the village of Meziara (Northern Lebanon) organized by Temporary Art Platform based on an idea by Souheil Sleiman. The focus of the residency was an industrial complex sited in the oak forest that surrounds the village. Concerned for the ecological damage caused by these commercial activities, the village municipality was finalizing plans to relocate the site.
Participating artists: Metasitu, Vikram Divecha, Laura Yuile, Andrea Garza, Axel Meunier, Patricia Barakat.
Public Art Commissions
Dalieh Watch Day / Dalieh, Beirut (2017)
The Dalieh Campaign and Save Beirut Heritage have designed a city-wide program to take place during the Ministry of Culture’s “Heritage Week” in May 2017 and the Beirut Design Week 2017, that includes talks and public discussions, site interventions and installations, school workshops and site visits, concerts and street fairs. The program aims to recognize citizens and city users as active partners in the battle to save the city’s heritage, and to enable them to voice their concerns about the market-led developments and laisser-faire governance that are changing the character and identity of Beirut. In collaboration with The Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche, Temporary Art Platform invited contemporary artists Mustapha Jundi, Omar Fakhoury, Ieva Saudargaité Douaihi, Nadim Mishlawi, Raymond Gemayel, Ghassan Maasri, and artist collective Pascal Hachem and Rana Haddad (200 gr.) to intervene on-site.
Omar Fakhoury, Mustapha Jundi, Raymond Gemayel, Ieva Saudargaité, Nadim Mishlawi, Pascal Hachem & Rana Haddad (200gr.), Ghassan Maasri
Works on Paper / Local newspapers in Lebanon (2016)
Works on paper is a series of artist interventions in four Lebanese newspapers – Assafir, Al Akhbar, The Daily Star, and L’Orient Le Jour. The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) with the contribution of Temporary Art Platform (T.A.P) has commissioned 12 artists to reflect upon the space and the physicality of the newspaper as a space for engagement with the public. On the last Saturday of the month – April, May & June 2016 – each newspaper printed one artist intervention within their pages.
Participating artists: Haig Aivazian, Ilaria Lupo, Nada Sehnaoui, Omar Fakhoury, Gilbert Hage, Annabel Daou, Daniele Genadry, Walid Sadek, Raafat Majzoub, Sirine Fattouh, Caline Aoun, Ahmad Ghossein.
The Corniche Project / Corniche, Beirut (1999)
The Corniche Project was one of the earlier initiatives by Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts. Art works were exhibited all along Beirut’s famous seaside promenade – known colloquially in its French form “corniche” – featuring installations, sculptures and performances. – Mind the Gap Agency.
Participating artists: Marwan Rechmaoui, Rana Haddad, Pierre Hage Boutros, Nasser Soumi, Nagi Assi, Nabil Helou, Rabih Zeidan, Konglomerat, Silia Abou Arbid, Ghassan Maasri, Nelly Chemaly, Tony Chakar, Samer Chalfoun, Mohamed Chamseddine, Akram Zaatari, Cherine Fahd.