cura: 1. spiritual charge: care. 2. to restore to health and soundness, to bring about recovery: cure. 3. Root of the word “curator” in Latin; one who is responsible for the care of souls, later, one in charge of a museum, zoo, or other place of exhibit. 4. instrument with two or three strings that is used in folk music. 5. small sparrow. 6. the name of a short story written by Cevat Sakir Kabaagacli, also known as the Fisherman of Halicarnassus (A Flower Thrown to the Sea from the Aegean, 1972). 7. “The double sense of cura refers to care for something as concern, absorption in the world, but also care in the sense of devotion” Martin Heidegger

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Goings On in Beirut

Goings On is a temporary platform that encourages creative exchange between independent practitioners. The aim is to facilitate communication about site specific and locally generated knowledge in a friendly and conducive environment. Goings On brings together practitioners for critical debate and exchange, providing opportunities for participants to reflect on their own practice while staying informed by a wider context. Goings On consists of project presentations, moderated discussions and collaborative group work as well as sharing meals and hanging out together.

Participants: Pikene på Broen (Norway), Kultivator (Sweden), rum46 (Denmark), El Hervidero (Spain), All Art Now, (Syria), Samandal (Lebanon), Makan House (Jordan), Medrar (Egypt), Cura (Turkey) and more.

"Space makers Beirut"
Public presentations by invited guests from Beirut, Friday June 25 at 6pm. Ceasar Namour (Recto Verso gallery) Christine Tohme (Ashkal Alwan) and Jadmur collective

"Space as Support"
Public presentations by invited guests, Sunday June 27 at 3pm. Pikene på Broen (Norway), Kultivator (Sweden), rum46 (Denmark), El Hervidero (Spain), All Art Now, (Syria), Samandal (Lebanon), Interruptions (Jordan), Medrar (Egypt), Cura Bodrum residency (Turkey) Music performance and drinks. All welcome!

98weeks Project Space is located at Naher street (Jisr el hadid), Chalhoub building, n 22 - ground floor, facing Spoiler Center, dead end street at the corner of Anthurium flower, left side, corner bldg.
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