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Our thematic selections : Beirut

Beirut, a capital battered by history but forever resilient, is the symbol of a multifaceted, industrious Middle East, an image of Mediterranean joie de vivre and a cultural crossroads at the juncture of Asia and Europe. Yet it has been the scene of recurrent violent conflicts, constantly fuelled by internal rivalries pitting different faiths against one another, as well as by foreign interference. Despite the destruction and massacres perpetrated on its land, Beirut has always fought to rekindle life and harmony beyond the chaos. The allure of this stricken yet illustrious city explains the emotion felt around the world in the wake of the deadly explosions that caused so much suffering this summer.

Our selection of photographs, videos, films and books shed light on the wealth and complexity of the Lebanese capital.

This selection is just a taste of the AWI's rich heritage.

You can find out more about these subjects by exploring this portal or by visiting the Institute.

Beyrouth - Méditerranée
  • DOUAIHY Saliba (Ehden, 1915 ; New-York, 1994) : peintre
  • DOUAIHY Saliba
  • New-York, Etats-Unis
  • 1976
  • Artworks and objects
Groupe
  • GUIRAGOSSIAN Paul (Liban, 1926 ; Liban, 1993) : peintre
  • GUIRAGOSSIAN Paul
  • Beyrouth, Liban
  • 1983
  • Artworks and objects
Jeudis de l'IMA - Projection-débat - "Les années lumières, Liban 1950 - 1975" (2015) de Georges Salibi
  • Georges SALIBI, Jean KEYROUZ, Gaby LTEIF, Abed AL HALIM CARACALLA, Maati KABBAL.
  • 2013
  • Videos
RDV de l'Histoire du monde arabe (2015) - Récits de villes dans le monde arabe
  • Anna MADOEUF, Sara SCATA, Véronique BONTEMPS, Franck MERMIER.
  • 2015
  • Videos
Portrait - Musique - "Cinéma Beyrouth" (2012) de Toufic Farroukh
  • Toufic FARROUKH
  • 2014
  • Videos
Le clocher de l'église St Louis des Capucins érigée en 1863, dans le centre-ville de Beyrouth.
  • KASSATLY Houda
  • LIBAN , Beyrouth
  • 1998
  • Photography
Façade de l' ancienne demeure de Nicolas SURSOCK, construite en 1914 dans le quartier Achrafieh, et cédée à l' Etat libanais en 1952, pour y abriter un musée d' art contemporain.
  • KASSATLY Houda
  • LIBAN , Beyrouth
  • 1998
  • Photography
L' avenue Charles de GAULLE à Beyrouth.
  • MAUD Laure
  • LIBAN , Beyrouth
  • 1998
  • Photography
Le bord de mer dans la banlieue sud de Beyrouth.
  • CATELOY Fabrice
  • LIBAN , Beyrouth
  • 2003
  • Photography