2nd-15th October 2020

Beirut: Following the tragic events of the 4th of August, the material and immaterial needs of the Lebanese people are immense. Arthaus-Beirut has taken the initiative to unite artists, art collectors and art galleries to participate in an unprecedented dual initiative in support of the Lebanese RedCross.

Arthaus Beirut, created by Nabil and Zoe Debs, aims to be a non-profit meeting place for artists of all disciplines to promote cross disciplinary dialogue and an exchange of ideas.

Located in the heart of one of Beirut’s most affected neighbourhoods, Gemmayze, Arthaus-Beirut suffered significant damage. Through its reconstruction it has become a beacon of solidarity and cooperation in the face of the disaster.

The idea of supporting artists and the Lebanese people -through a collective exhibition and subsequent auction-naturally ensued.

50% of the proceeds will be donated to theLebanese Red Cross and 50% will be given to the participating artists.

The donations to the Lebanese Red Cross will contribute to direct financial assistance to 10,000 of the most vulnerable families affected by the Beirut Port explosion, and to the national free ambulance and blood transfusion services which saved so many lives immediately after the disaster.

-The Exhibition: “Beirut Year Zero”:

Exhibition in Beirut -Location: Arthaus Beirut -Date: 3rd October 2020.

Opening night: 2nd October 2020:

6pm: Beirut Chants Concert, Father Toufic Maatouk, String Quartet

8pm: Dr Antoine Karam Piano Recital

A collective exhibition bringing together 54 artists

In 1948, Roberto Rossellini directed “Germany Year Zero” in post-war Berlin— using the local population as actors. His aim was to illustrate survival in the destroyed capital of a failed state; in doing so, his film embodied the social-realism movement. Given the strong parallels one can draw with Beirut today, this film inspired the theme of the exhibition.

Media: Sculptures, Paintings, Installations, Photographs, Engravings, Illustrations, revolution art, street art, music, texts and poetry.

-The Auction:

Place: London

Date: November 2020

Pendinglegal and administrative work, details will follow by separate announcement


Confirmed participation:

Ammar Abd Rabbo, Sacha Abikhalil, Ahmad al Badry, Ramon Aular, Ayman Baalbaki, Oussama Baalbaki, Serwan Baran, Alfred basbous, Elie Bekhazi, Nevine Bouez, Myriam Boulos, Tracy Chehwan, Tagreed Darghouth, Mansour elHaber, Tarek Haddad, Sirine Fattouh, Laure Ghorayeb, Gilbert Hage, Yazan Halwani, Hatem Imam, Leila Jureidini, Joseph Kai, Nadim Karam, Natasha Karam, Abdulrahman Katanani, Selim Mawad, Edgard Mazigi, Randa Mirza, Samar Mougharbel, Roger Moukarzel, Zad Moultaka, Gretta Naufal, Hayat Nazer, NadaSaffiedine, Charbel Samuel Aoun, Hannibal Srouji, Michele Standjovski Hady Sy,Lara Tabet, Alfred Tarazi, Katya Traboulsi, Vivian van Blerk, Alain Vassoyan, Carmen Yahchouchi, Tom Young, 200g, Eps, Exist, Manuela Guiragossian, Jean PaulGuiragossian, Renoz, Spaz

Special thanks to the Lebanese Red Cross, the foundations, Art galleries and collections without whom this project would not have been possible:


Galerie Saleh Barakat

Basel Dalloul and DAF

Galerie Janine Rubeiz

Letitia Gallery

Tanit - Munich/Beyrouth