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Artists in Lebanon face many challenges

Artists in Lebanon face many challenges

Lebanon's multiform crises accelerated greatly in the last months, which took a toll on people's everyday life, including artists. Indeed, the local arts and culture scene is suffering, and the challenges that artists and small creative enterprises have to face are piling up. Arleb by Nabad asked 61 established and emerging artists to identify the main challenges that need to be addressed on individual and collective levels. Here are a few of their answers:

April 29, 2021April 19, 2021
L’art est ma lucarne de liberté

L’art est ma lucarne de liberté

Mes créations sont ma bouée de sauvetage, et cela depuis le début de ma maladie. C’est incroyable cette faculté de sentir le temps comme suspendu dès que je rentre dans les entrailles de ma bulle artistique... Plus je suis prisonnière dans mon corps, plus je ressens une pulsion de créer. C’est ma lucarne de liberté, comme une onde de lumière qui m’envahit et me fait tout oublier.

April 16, 2021April 6, 2021
“West Beirut” turns 23 – why is it still so relevant?

“West Beirut” turns 23 – why is it still so relevant?

As Lebanon is in the middle of its biggest post-war crisis, ghosts of the past are very much alive. However, while the sectarian system is still in place, something amongst the population has changed. New feelings, dynamics, and hopes are being driven by the Lebanese youth. As the movie “West Beirut” turns twenty-three, its message is still alive and plays an important role in the demands for change by an increasing share of the Lebanese people.

April 13, 2021April 6, 2021
A doodle a day keeps the psychologist away

A doodle a day keeps the psychologist away

A few years ago, I started doodling as a way of expressing my frustrations, worries, and even my anxieties. I doodled almost every day, everywhere and anywhere; and, thanks to this practice, I learned to create something funny out of the events that are pulling me down.

April 5, 2021March 23, 2021
I fear Lebanese artists will become refugees

I fear Lebanese artists will become refugees

I fear that, due to these difficult circumstances, the Lebanese artist will become a refugee in his/her country and abroad, especially with the disruption of most of the creative projects in Beirut or what we call(ed) “The Switzerland of the Middle East”.

March 26, 2021March 12, 2021
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