TRIPLE TAP! a new identity, a publication and a database
new look, same TAP: visual identity & website
If you haven’t caught a glimpse of it yet, now it’s official: we have a brand new visual identity & website !
The past couple of years have been all about change: the good, the bad and the ugly.
As we steered (and let’s face it, continue to steer) our ship through economic, psychological, social and sanitary collapses, we have been determined to act, adapt and evolve to amplify the good in any way possible.
In response to the hardships of these unprecedented times, we took the conscious decision to level up and expand our team and resources to allow us to deploy more opportunities for our community. In addition to the projects which unfolded in Lebanon, we succeeded in registering TAP in France, and began weaving a web of allies and kinship in Europe and beyond by engaging with various networks of solidarity, a nomadic residency and other public art commissions and collaborations.
And surely enough, the change we affected began to inform our own transformation. Though our mission and methodology remain the same, we simply enhanced the way we present it.
Our new narrative is a result of countless invaluable workshops with creative agency for cause organizations FWB, led by creative strategist Douglas Savage and collaborator Tanisha Raj. The outcomes of this long but vital process was consolidated into TAP’s brand new visual identity and the launch of our new website, meticulously designed and executed by Oficina de disseny, led by Ariadna Serrahima and Diego Bustamante.
Learn about our methodology, discover our various interventions and get familiar with our digital research tools.
e-publication: A Few Things we Learned About Art,
Ecology and the Commons
The digital publication of our program Art, Ecology, and the Commons, is finally out!
This second edition of our tool guide series (click here for the first edition) compiles and weaves multiple voices, contexts and narratives encountered in preparation for and during our Art, Ecology and the Commons project. Downloadable and accessible to all, it is intended as a research aid and a pool of references on themes pertaining to ecology, interdependence, solidarity, resilience, and modes of organizing.
The pages of A Few Things we Learned about Art, Ecology, and the Commons jump between local and international scales and embrace an experimental format of spontaneous gathering, furthering the curatorial methodology of the project and planting the seeds for urgent reflections on our ecological relations and modes of collaboration.
What can we learn from a Forest ?
Approach this editorial compilation as a curated playlist: play, scroll, skip, pause, replay, and find those recurring motifs intertwined throughout its five chapters, following the threads of mycelial networks.
long-awaited research launch:
TAP's Database of Public Art Practices in Lebanon
Doing research on public art in Lebanon? Hunting down a specific public commission? Look no further, the research tool you need is a click away!
After years of hard work and exciting research, TAP is thrilled to finally be releasing its Database of Public Art Practices in Lebanon!
A research project in the pipeline since 2015, the database is an ever-expanding comprehensive archive of public art interventions that have taken place in Lebanon from 1980 to present day. Projects listed range from public sculpture to participatory art with over 400 entries classified and tagged according to type and temporality. The process of this research and categorization opened up a cross-disciplinary discourse on cultural policies, artistic practices, and the public realm as a social framework.
What does it mean to practice art outside, in the presence of people, in collaboration with communities, and in response to a certain socio-political climate? How are these practices archived, collected, preserved, and shared?
While we offer no definitive answer to this, our repository of information serves both as a virtual archive and an important source of information for further research.
Anything to contribute? The research has been carried out individually, exhausting public and private archives within our reach. If you are the author of an artwork and would like to add information we might have missed, please reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org
The TAP team would like to thank our extended family of colleagues and supporters without whom this project would not have seen the light: Ahmad Deeb, Hanaa Ismail, Joyce Joumaa, Melissa Ghazale, Raafat Majzoub, Nour Osseiran, Sarah Daher, Walid Abu Saifan, Zara Fournier and the many artists and institutions who were generous enough to share their archives with us. This project was made possible with funds from the Roberto Cimetta Fund andCulture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy).
together we build the digital commons...
These exciting launches uphold TAP’s mission as a mediator and facilitator by making our research tools user-friendly and fun to navigate. Committed to knowledge production and sharing, our resources are freely accessible and collaborative.
Dive in and help us build the digital commons!
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.
No donation is small. Become a TAP supporter so that we can persist with wonder, and without compromise.