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Ashkal Alwan, Beirut: Lebanese Archive: Dreamers Against All Odds, Lecture by Ania Dabrowska

12 May 2014

Where does an archive end and ‘real’ life begin?  How to dream a dream of (migrant) home without waking up from a nightmare?  

What are the unlikely convergences between political, historical and cultural histories of Lebanon, Poland and Great Britain that contributed to the emergence of this project?   What is the appeal and what are the challenges of working with archives in the contemporary art context?

Lebanese Archive: Dreamers Against All Odds introduces Ania Dabrowska’s Lebanese Archive project and the work she conducted during her residency at Ashkal Alwan and in collaboration with Arab Image Foundation.  The lecture exposes the processes and shifting boundaries of expectations connected to the project, and tries to address some of its key questions by bringing in cultural, academic and artistic perspectives encountered through conversations about archives in general and in response to her work.

Ashkal Alwan
Jisr el Wati, Street 90, Building 110, 1st Floor
Near Souk Al Ahad, facing IMPEX Garage, Pink Building next to Beirut Art Center
Phone: +961 1 423 879
12.05.14, 8.30 pm – 10 pm