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  • Wednesday Jun 27 2012 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Thursday Jun 28 2012 until Friday Jun 29 2012 from 11:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Saturday Jun 30 2012 from 11:00 am until 03:00 pm
  • Monday Jul 02 2012 until Friday Jul 06 2012 from 11:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Saturday Jul 07 2012 from 11:00 am until 03:00 pm
  • Monday Jul 09 2012 until Friday Jul 13 2012 from 11:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Saturday Jul 14 2012 from 11:00 am until 03:00 pm
  • Monday Jul 16 2012 until Wednesday Jul 18 2012 from 11:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Dar Al Mussawir, Wardeyyeh, Hamra
  • Exhibitions, Arts & Culture

Mixed Feelings: Racism and 'Othering' in Lebanon from a Lebanese Perspective

A photography exhibition by photographer Marta Bogdanska and copywriter/activist Nisreen Kaj.

Through a subtle combination of images and words, Mixed Feelings aims at highlighting the issue of racism in contemporary Lebanon through its Lebanese participants. It invites us to question ideas of ‘race’, racialization and ‘othering’, and how these factors play into the perceptions of who belongs in the country and who does not.

// 27 June
// 6 PM
// Dar Al Mussawir, Wardeyyeh, Hamra
// +961 1 373347 or +961 71236627

// A panel discussion
// 27 June
// 7 PM
// With representatives of Human Rights Watch, Insan Association and Anti-Racism Movement

// The exhibition will be up for viewing 3 weeks following the opening
// Weekdays, from 11 AM to 8 PM
// Saturdays, from 11 AM to 3 PM
// 27 June until 18 July

Special thanks to May Fawwaz for all her help, design advice and amazing patience. The project is in cooperation with the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Middle East Office.

Marta Bogdanska
// 71095821

Nisreen Kaj
// 03943213

At the core of the discourse on racism in Lebanon is the template narrative of ‘us’ versus ‘the outsiders’, of the existence of two homogeneous and separate units with no room to explore any other position on or experience with racism in the country.

Within this framework, Lebanese of mixed heritage have found themselves cast aside as a subaltern group. Yet, they are also, in varying degrees and through unique as well as shared experiences, the victims of race thinking, racialization and racism in Lebanon. What this exclusion from Lebanon’s discourse on racism highlights is a need to clear the space for multiple voices.

Mixed Feelings is inspired by ideas of [mistaken] identity and the multiplicity of factors that come into play when looking at racism and ‘othering’. It showcases 30 portraits, as well as 17 quotes taken from interviews conducted with some of the participants.

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