I long to meet the masses once again

2019

In 1975, at the beginning of the wars, most public monuments in Beirut were hastily disassembled and stored in unmarked crates. The crates were dispersed to various secure storage sites. Thirty years later, the crates were gathered and opened in the hope of re-assembling the monuments. However, the lack of a breakdown and re-assembly protocol resulted in the odd composition of new public works, two of which are on display here.

The two photographs below, as well as the stone sculptures also document state officials' various attempts to recompose the sculptures on paper, and in small scale stone sculptures.