The catalogue of the exhibition Home Beirut. Sounding the Neighbors, held at MAXXI in Rome, is the third episode of the museum’s long-term project presenting the art scenes in major metropolitan centers across the Mediter- ranean and Middle East areas. After Tehran and Istanbul, it is now the turn of Beirut. In line with the exhibition, the book published by CURA.BOOKS is structured into four main sections, or “homes,” in order to focus on the memory of recent history, cohabitation of diversity, urban transformation and the search for joy and happiness as the most fundamental elements of con- temporary creations.
Curated by: Hou Hanru and Giulia Ferracci
Texts by Giovanna Melandri, Hou Hanru, Rosita Di Peri, Stefan Tarnowski, Maroun El-Daccache, Paola Yacoub, Jalal Touc, Bernard Khoury, Sharif Sehnaoui, Giulia Ferracci, Hatem Imam and Hussein Nassereddine
Editorial Coordination: Flavia De Sanctis Mangelli
Managing Editor: Costanza Paissan
Design: Walter Santomauro
Produced by: MAXXI, Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo