Takeover is a former kitchen repurposed into an artist-run project space.
Our mission is to share the space with local and emerging artists;
to nurture experimentation, collaborations and to encourage knowledge transmission through artist-given workshops.
Located in the heart of Ashrafieh, on Abdul Wahab el-Inglizi street, the space aims to activate the surrounding area and engage with the street and community through its programming.
Each "takeover" activates the space differently, transforming it from an artist studio into a gallery, from an installation into a workshop, from a screening room to an informal venue.
Opened in the final days of 2022 by artist İeva Saudargaitė Douaihi, the space was co-designed with Bernard Mallat Architects. The existing white tiles, epoxy floor and floor-to-ceiling vitrine were preserved, found mirrors were sliced and re-used throughout the space and two sets of curtains were introduced as performative elements in the game of publicity vs. privacy.
İeva Saudargaitė Douaihi