Lebanon

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Politics

Beirut art spaces close en-masse as huge anti-government protests take over the city

Artists and institutions come out in support of protestors who are demanding political reforms in Lebanon

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Obituaries

Huguette Caland—leading artist of the Arab world—has died, aged 88

Lebanese artist and designer who was known for her erotic line drawings and abstract paintings was "clearly ahead of her own time"

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Middle East

Tate's huge 'Guernica of the Arab world' is recreated in tapestry so it can travel the world

Dia al-Azzawi's Sabra and Shatila Massacre has been commissioned by a Lebanese art foundation as an "archive of history"

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Beirut

Beirut Museum of Art vows to carry on as honorary chairman Carlos Ghosn remains in jail

Museum board says fundraising campaign to build delayed private museum is not dependent on the scandal-hit auto executive

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Architecture

Hala Wardé dismissed as architect of planned Beirut Museum of Art

Difficulties began when the museum asked HW Architecture to work pro bono

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Private Museums

Iraqi artist Dia Azzawi designs new Lebanese private museum

The Nabu Museum collection combines antiquities with Modern and contemporary art

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Art market

Lebanon’s history revealed in photo show at Beirut Art Fair

Across Boundaries is an exhibition of around 100 works of Lebanese photography from 30 collections

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Exhibitions

Surrealism in the digital age: Beirut exhibition looks at new wave of 20th-century art movement

Show at Lebanon's Aishti Foundation is last in a trilogy exploring its vast private collection before its first solo presentation of Albert Oehlen

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Art Basel 2018

Etel Adnan: ‘This is the summit of my career’

The Lebanese-born artist and writer, who has a solo show at the Zentrum Paul Klee in Bern, discusses her passion for the Swiss abstract artist.

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Research

Palestinian stories reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

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Private Museums

Pioneers of Lebanese painting star in private museum near the Syrian border

Collector Emile Hannouche has opened his family mansion in the Bekaa Valley to the public