Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain
Both Sides of the Curtain was the eighth edition of Meeting Points. Meeting Points invites curators to imagine and interrogate models for the production and presentation of contemporary arts, developed through their research in the Arab World. Inspired by German artist Oskar Schlemmer’s experiments with art at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, Meeting Points aims at inventing ways for new kinds of art to be created and shared between artists and publics. Many of Schlemmer’s ideas at the school were developed through social events where costumes and choreographies were put to practical use and tested. It is this logic of considering art as a form of enthusiastic developing and sharing of ideas—an interaction that creates a community—that is shaping Meeting Points into a space where participants move along together on an expedition through different sites and times.
Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain was realized with curatorial contributions by Giovanni Carmine, Malak Helmy, Raimundas Malašauskas, and Christophe Wavelet.
Meeting Points 8: Both Sides of the Curtain is made possible with thanks to Allianz Kulturstiftung, Beirut Art Center, British Council Lebanon, Embassy of Spain in Beirut, Embassy of Switzerland in Beirut, Flemish Community, Ford Foundation, Institut Français, marra.tein, and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.