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Beirut Art Center, Beirut

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#11 of 13 in Museums in Beirut
The aim of the center is to produce, present and promote local and international contemporary art and cultural practice in a structure that is open and active throughout the year.

An unprecedented initiative in Beirut, the center constitutes a public space that makes art accessible to a large and growing audience of residents and visitors alike, who will be able to engage with rich and diverse range of contemporary art and cultural practice.

Along with its main exhibition space, BAC includes a screening and performance room, a mediatheque and a bookshop. BAC will also organize regular activities such as lectures, concerts, performances, video projections and workshops.

The purpose of BAC is to serve as a catalyst for the realization of contemporary art projects and for the interaction of local and international cultural players. In particular, the center supports local and regional contemporary artists, who face great difficulties due to the lack of financial and institutional support in this field.

The center is located in an industrial zone that visitors can easily access from all over the city. It is an independent, stand-alone building with 1,500 square meters of space divided across two floors, designed by architect Raed Abillama.
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  • Contemporary photography deserves a better visibility in the center of Beirut, but the place - once found - worth. Excellent main exhibition (Allan Sekula the summer 2017). Interesting local discovery. A remake to each snap. Follow...
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  • Good place for a change, haven't been there for a while but keep following up with their Facebook and email notifications. Very active space  more »
  • We found this place by mistake. We had got lost whilst looking for somewhere else and stumbled upon this great art centre. It really highlighted to me how much talent there is in this world. The atmos...  more »
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