98weeks' talks, seminars, and conferences are now online, spanning documentation from our early projects such as Beirut Every Other Day to our most recent forum, Labour. Capital. Institutions: A Forum on Feminisms.


Labour. Capital. Institutions: A Forum on Feminisms (2015)
Panel 1:  “Domestic Work” With Castro Abdallah, Agbor Lydia, Nayla Geagea, and Maya Mikdashi.
Panel 2 “Responses to Labour & Capital” With Rosi Braidotti (pre-recorded interview), Haig Aivazian, and Laleh Khalili. Respondents: Nadia Bou Ali and Brian Kuan Wood.

Panel 3 “Art Institutions" With Marie Muracciole in conversation with Marwa Arsanios and Sidsel Nelund, Övül Durmusoglu. Respondent: Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.
Panel 4
 “Institutions” With Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Nina Power. Respondents Nadia Bou Ali and Brian Kuan Wood. 

Beirut Every Other Day
Workshop 1: The Ruin in The City
Presentation by Lara Almarcegui
Presentation by Cecilia Andersson
Site Seeing Documentation
 Workshop2: As Long as I’m Walking
Talk by Cuauhtémoc Media
Talk by Francis Alÿs


9 October 2015- 11 January 2016
Twin Galleries, Sursock Museum, Beirut

 98weeks is presenting a timeline of its workshop series Beirut Every Other Day (2008-ongoing) as part of the group exhibition The City in the City.This group exhibition brings together recent work by artists, designers, and researchers concerned with mapping and exploring contemporary Beirut. Here, the city is at once a product of desire and fantasy, and a lived and embodied space.98weeks' timeline comprises documentation, images, publications, and audio material from The Ruin in the City (with Lara Almarcegui and Cecilia Andersson); As Long as I’m Walking (with Francis Alÿs and Cuauhtémoc Medina); On Mar Mikhail, and You Talking to Me (with Bik Van der Pol).

Beirut Every Other Day has involved the participation of Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Nadim Asfar, Eduardo Balanza , Martin Clark, Juliáno D’Angiolillo, Davide Delia, Onno Dirker, Charbel Haber, Rayya Haddad, Rima Kaddissi, Jana Jammal, Christophe Katrib, Marlena Kudlicka, Hatem Imam, Bechara Malkoun, Richard Mosse, Franziska Pierwoss, Siska, Tom Robinson, Alicja Rogalska Setareh Shahbazi, Alfred Tarazi, Karine Wehbe, Tarek Zaki. (Workshop 1); Elie Abou Samra, Rayya Badran, Elenea Balantoni ,Marta Bogdanska, Lana Daher, Richard Kahwagi , Christophe Katrib , Nisrine Khodr , Franziska Pierwoss , Siska , Alfred Tarazi , Karine Wehbe , Laura Zeldenrust (Workshop 2); Souad Abdallah, Jumana Abboud, Hisham Awad, Rayya Badran, Monika Halkort, Nathalie Harb, Hatem Imam, Samar Kanafani, Ali Kays, Bechara Malkoun, Franziska Pierwoss, Siska, Collin Whitaker, Sarah Yassine (Workshop3); Ilaria Lupo, Mounira Al Solh, Muzna Al-Masri, Urok Shirhan Alsaedy, Marwa Arsanios, Mirene Arsanios, Liesbeth Bik, Lilet Breddels, Garin Boghossian, Maxime Hourani, Michael Huijer, Celine Khairallah, Ilaria Lupo, Bechara Malkoun, Jos Van Der Pol, Ala Tannir (Workshop 4).



Launched in 2014 as an offshoot on 98weeks’ research On Publications, Makhzin is a bilingual literary journal dedicated to experiments in prose, fiction, and poetry. While edited in Beirut, and taking the MENA as its point of departure, it spans different continents and languages. Makhzin also features a monthly text or interview connected to its current issue.Our
inaugural issue and our latest issue on Feminisms are now available online.

With contributions and translations by
Aboud Saeed, Alex Cuff, Amira Hanafi, Anna Ziajka Stanton, Ashkan Sepahvand, Aya Nabih, Barb Smith, Bassem Mansour, Chloé Griffin & Samuel Wilder, Christopher Rey Pérez, Claire Wilcox, Dalia Neis, Divya Victor, Fatima Rghioui, Haig Aivazian, Hisham Bustani, Iman Mersal, Isabel Waidner, Istabraq Ahmad, Jalal Maghout, Lena Merhej, Lina Morawetz, Lina Mounzer, Mariam Yassin, Mina Zohal, Mira Mattar, Mo Maria Sarkis, Monica Basbous, Nada Ghosn, Nathan Witt, Raafat Majzoub, Rheim Alkadhi, Rim Battal, Robert Ostrom, Rola El Hussein, Ruth Höflich, Sînziana Păltineanu, Wajdi al-Ahdal

In our next monthly interview, Emma Ramadan discusses her translation of Sphinx by French author Anne Garetta.



Position: Artistic Coordinator, Meeting Points 8
Starting date January 2016
Basis Part- and full-time at different stages in the project (negotiable)
Term: Two years
Location: Brussels

Meeting Points is an ambitious recurring multi-disciplinary contemporary arts event initiated by YATF that forwards strong curatorial visions, while maintaining a focus on contextualized presentation of artistic production from the Arab World and beyond. Since Meeting Points 5 in 2007, the event has taken the shape of a touring program presenting artists from all over the world inside and outside of the Arab World. Each edition has since been conceived and programed by a different renowned guest curator including thus far Frie Leysen (2007), Okwi Enwezor (2010), and the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW (2012). Varying in scope, Meeting Points has grown to include at least thirty artists at each edition presenting new and existing works in at least five international locations. Meeting Points 8 taking place over the next two years will be curated collectively by Giovanni Carmine (CH), Malak Helmy (EG), Raimundas Malašauskas (LT/BE), and Christophe Wavelet (FR/BE), and will take place in Brussels, Cairo and Beirut, amongst other sites.

Please send a letter describing your interest in the position and qualifications, and your CV to: Deadline: November 22, 2015.