A.C.T. is an art magazine that comes from Beirut, for the first time in Italy with Frab's. It is the first paper launch of See The A.C.T. Studios, an artistic collective split between Canada and Lebanon under the direction of Wassim Fakhouri, an eccentric Lebanese creative director and stylist who has spent his life among film studios, catwalks and art projects.
The magazine was created with the aim of telling the artists and their creative drive. It is deliberately a magazine for complete artists, not for "pretenders" as Fakhouri wants to specify. In fact, with photographic reportages and texts he tells the stories of those who live on art every hour of their life and are able to see art in everything. It aims to enter the creative process and describe, by the artists, how their drives are born. It does so by telling of artistic experiences, but also real life stories and fragments of current events, without neglecting the complicated Lebanese cultural and political situation.
It is a magazine that from the first edition exudes creative flair, does not follow already seen graphic design paradigms, but serves as a tool to inspire other artists. It is a very intimate and personal project by Fakhouri, given to the press amidst the thousand difficulties of the Lebanese uprisings of February 2020.
The Middle Eastern soul is predominant in the contents of the magazine and, without going directly into it, it tells us about the cultural battles that this piece of the world is experiencing today.
A.C.T. it is produced in 500 numbered copies, and we are very proud to have it in our selection.
ISSUE 2 - "Woman empowerment and feminism"
This second issue is all about women in the Middle East. Oppressed, not really free, eternal subjugated in illiberal states where men realize every day lusts for power with wars and violence.
In this issue Wassim Fakhouri praises his feminism, the women in his life who made him great, and collects numerous testimonies of women in the Middle East who open up to the reader and tell their stories of struggles for freedom.
This number is a beautiful manual, which is refined compared to the first issue, to be left to new generations in which today's women tell their little battles and small gestures that must be put in place every day to get out of oppression. Music, dance, prayer, motherhood are just some of the testimonies of life on how feminism could move in the Middle East.
The photographic part of the magazine, frame of the texts and testimonies, is the signature of the editor and creator of this magazine. Blurred lights, warm and saturated colors are his signature in an impeccable editorial work.
This issue contains the post of Blu Fiefer, author and singer whose story we find in the pages of the magazine.
Press: July 2020
Edition: 500 copies
Dimensions: 24x33 cm
Prado 300 gsm / Uncoated
Magazine paper: Woodfree 120 gsm / Uncoated