98Weeks Research/Project Space
On a side street overlooking the central area of Mar Mikhael in Beirut, Lebanese artist Marwa Arsanios and curator Mirene Arsanios founded 98Weeks in 2009. The initiative, which started as an artistic research project that focuses on a different topic every 98 weeks, has developed into a full-fledged space with a regular program of exhibitions, performances, and thematic discussions running in parallel to the ongoing research.
This video presents a portrait of 98Weeks, with Marwa highlighting its development over the years and the main programs it has offered the public, including in-depth research on such topics as the changing urban space of the city, modern Arab cultural magazines, and feminist discourse in the Arab world. Marwa also talks about an art book fair and bazaar they organized, as well as the space`s recent online radio program exploring exercises in collective reading.
[This video is produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture.]