No, we are not canceling: Join us this Friday.


ملاذ: واحة تشاركية لتجاوز الشقاء معًا

FRIDAY, 27 AUGUST 2021 | 7:00 PM
Beirut’s RiverLESS Forest, Sin el Fil, Lebanon

These are unprecedented times. 

We are all fragilized by economic, psychological and social collapses; summoned to continuously question our priorities. However, TAP and theOtherDada are no strangers to these challenges: it is because and in spite of this context of crisis that Art, Ecology and the Commons is more relevant than ever.

This project will bring six participants together for ten days of experimental learning and exchange from and on a young forest site in Sin el Fil, punctuated by a series of commissions, public and outreach activities we have been stitching with individuals, collectives and institutions who share our values and positioning vis a vis our communities during these times of distress. Our program seeks to harness this young forest’s interdependence and resilience to inspire and bring a community together under circumstances of undeniable agony in a gesture of persistence. 

The image of this community, united and speculating on possible tomorrows has been our solace, a contaminating energy we built the program from.

Can togetherness be harnessed as a practice?

نعيش اليوم ظروفًا غير مسبوقة.

بتنا جميعًا في حالة هشّة بسبب الانهيارات الاقتصادية والنفسية والاجتماعية؛ نحن مضطرون لإعادة النظر في أولوياتنا بشكلٍ مستمر. إلا أن هذه التحديات ليست الأولى التي تقف في وجه منصة مؤقتة للفن وشركة ذا أذر دادا: وأهمية الفن والبيئة والمشاعات أكبر من أي وقتٍ مضى بسبب الأزمة وبالرغم منها.

يجمع هذا المشروع ستة مشاركين على مدى عشرة أيام للتعلّم التجريبي والتبادل من وفي موقع غابة شابة في سنّ الفيل، ويتخلله سلسلة من العروض الفنية والنشاطات المتاحة للعموم ونشاطات التواصل التي قمنا بتصميمها مع أفراد ومجموعات ومؤسسات تشاركنا القيم والمواقف بشأن مجتمعاتنا خلال هذه الظروف المؤلمة. يسعى برنامجنا للاستعانة بقوة هذه الغابة الشابة وترابطها لإلهام المجتمع وجمع أفراده في ظل ظروف أليمة بكل معنى الكلمة تعبيرًا عن إرادة الاستمرار.

فما صورة هذا المجتمع موحدًا ومفكرًا في احتمالات الغد إلا عزاءً لنا وطاقة معدية بنينا بواسطتها هذا البرنامج.

فهل يمكن للتآزر أن يصبح ممارسة دائمة؟

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In collaboration with theOtherDada, this program is supported by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), the French Institute, Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) and the Goethe-Institut Lebanon.

In addition to announcing the program which will take place from August 27 to September 5, an inspiring network of collaborators, guests, and participants taking part in this project will be revealed. 

Site-specific commissions will be unveiled by artists Charbel Samuel Aoun, Franziska Pierwoss, with a Podpoem commission by Nadim Mishlawi and a billboard intervention by Omar Fakhoury and Christian Zahr; followed by an open-air film screening of Wild Relatives by Palestinian artist Jumana Manna at 9:00 pm.

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For detailed program and registration,

For more information and press inquiries,
please contact Jad Karam at 76 197976

Stay tuned to our social media platforms for further announcements and events,
August 27, 2021 - September 5, 2021

For more information on Art, Ecology and the Commons, please visit our website.

Introducing Our Study Participants

Come Discover Our Site-specific Commissions
Join us for Open-air Film Screenings in the Forest!

TAP needs your support. 

TAP (Temporary Art Platform) is a nonprofit organization committed to making another world possible, by affecting social change through contemporary art. Founded in a region of unrelenting volatility and absent cultural policies, TAP curates the conditions for communities, private bodies and governmental institutions to recognize that contemporary artists can be allies in driving enduring social change amidst precarious contexts. In the process, TAP creates accessible tools and production opportunities for contemporary artists, whilst rendering their practice porous and participatory, within and beyond the field of art.

We have been facing an unprecedented deficit, threatening the sustainability of our institution since the beginning of the global and Lebanese economic crisis. We are however committed, more than ever, to making another world possible, by mediating exchange and prompting the unexpected.

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Become a TAP supporter so that we can persist with wonder, and without compromise.

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