Beirut Art Center Jumpstarts Lebanese Art Scene

by Maymanah Farhat

BEIRUT — On January 15, the Beirut Art Center (BAC), Lebanon’s first major nonprofit art space, opened its doors to the public with “Closer,” an international group exhibition featuring prominent conceptual and new-media artists from West Asia, including Tony Chakar, Akram Zaatari and Lina Saneh from Lebanon and Palestinian artists Mona Hatoum and Emily Jacir. Open to the general public, the BAC promises a regular schedule of exhibitions, screenings, lectures and workshops, and is looking to partner with other local organizations to host and to

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