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Beirut

by Stefan Tarnowski

Despite benefiting from its sheltered upbringing, the city's 

art scene faces an uncertain future

View of Beirut from the north. Photo by Paul Assaker.

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…

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