PICK OF THE WEEK:: From Sept/Oct 2014 Issue: Dispatch from Beirut

ArtAsiaPacific
Sep 8, 2014 3:09AM

Perhaps the apotheosis of Beirut’s rise as a center for contemporary art came earlier this year, when e-flux was invited to set up shop in Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace academy, with co-founder Anton Vidokle as a resident professor. Everything, from one “chapter” of the study program to a book launch, has since merited an e-flux announcement, an email with a global audience that usually commands a premium fee. Contemporary art in Beirut had certainly achieved a global reach, yet perhaps one of the defining features of the city’s early success had also been laid to rest.

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